Dynamics of cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields as well as trade and economic issues between Georgia and Armenia were discussed on Friday in a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan.
The officials reviewed the security environment and challenges both globally and in the South Caucasus region, with Garibashvili pointing out his Government’s “willingness” to continue to focus its efforts on the peaceful development of the South Caucasus region within the peaceful neighbourhood initiative – a dialogue platform for normalisation of relations in the region, the Government Administration said.
The meeting also highlighted “historical and cultural” ties between the two countries, with the officials agreeing to start a “high-level dialogue” on strategic issues as part of a joint effort to advance regional stability and development that would also add a “further impetus” to the “fruitful cooperation” between the countries.
The sides also discussed trade and economic issues, with the Government heads expressing their “readiness” to advance the economic cooperation between the countries to a “new stage”.
Garibashvili and Pashinyan stressed the “important” role of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, a key platform for strengthening ties between the two countries.
The extended meeting that included the members of the Cabinet of Ministers of both countries reviewed new directions of cooperation in the economy.