Mikheil Janelidze and Elmar Mammadyarov have discussed issues relating to strategic partnership between Georgia and Azerbaijan

Tbilisi, 29 August 2016 – Issues relating to strategic partnership between Georgia and Azerbaijan were discussed during a meeting between Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and his Azerbaijani counterpart, foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov held as part of the latter’s official meeting to Georgia.
 
The two ministers spoke about the traditionally successful co-operation in the trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian areas.
 
Special note was taken of the importance of co-operation between Georgia and Azerbaijan in implementing the global transport and energy projects. In this context, the Ministers stressed the particular importance of the Southern Gas Corridor and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which are essential to strengthening Europe’s energy security on the one hand, and to ensuring the smooth functioning of the Europe-Asia transport corridor, on the other.
 
While on the theme of bilateral trade-economic co-operation, the Georgian Foreign Minister emphasized the increasing volume of Azerbaijan’s investments. According to Mikheil Janelidze, this high level of economic co-operation points to the partner and friendly relations between Georgia and Azerbaijan.
 
Discussions also focused on the need to conclude in time the state border delimitation process between the two countries.
 
The foreign ministers paid special attention to the challenges facing the region. The Georgian Foreign Minister spoke with his Azerbaijani colleague about the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories. The sides reaffirmed that they support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other’s countries. 
 
Within the framework of the visit, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister will hold meetings with the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia.