Georgia: Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili paid a visit to Yerevan, where he held meetings with the Armenian President, Prime Minister, chief diplomat, and National Assembly Speaker.
According to a press release from the Georgian Foreign Ministry, the chief Georgian diplomat and President Vahagn Khachaturyan discussed positive dynamics in every area of bilateral cooperation and pledged to strengthen ties even further.
The President’s office of Armenia reported that the two officials emphasised the importance of peace and stability for the development of the South Caucasus as well as the continuous partnership between both Tbilisi and Yerevan to contribute to regional security.
Meanwhile, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported that FM Darchiashvili and PM Nikol Pashinyan discussed the prospects for developing commercial and economic ties as well as people-to-people contacts.
In the meeting, FM Darchiashvili told PM Pashinyan that the current “high level of political dialogue between both Armenia and Georgia” could be a foundation to expand cooperation further.
According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, the top Georgian diplomat and his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan emphasised the significance of realising the full potential of economic, commercial, and transit cooperation.
The two diplomats also reached an agreement to work on new mechanisms to promote tourist flows between Georgia and Armenia further.
The Foreign Ministry of Armenia also stated that the diplomats concentrated on the need for cooperation between Tbilisi and Yerevan in creating the Persian Gulf-Black Sea Corridor.
According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, FM Darchiashvili and Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan addressed parliamentary ties as well as global and regional security challenges on April 30.
Furthermore, the Armenian Parliament’s press release stated that Speaker Simonyan informed the Georgian envoy that strengthening ties with Tbilisi and taking efforts “to enhance relations with all its neighbours” are among Yerevan’s priorities.
This was the first trip for FM Darchiashvili following his appointment earlier in April.
The top diplomat had previously visited Baku on April 26-27.