Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today started his meetings in Georgia. Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili hosted his Armenian counterpart at the government administration before a joint statement for the media.
Nikol Pashinyan will also meet with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili and lay a wreath at the national memorial at Heroes Square in Tbilisi together with his delegation.
Before leaving for Georgia, Nikol Pashinyan held a Cabinet meeting and deemed deepening or normalization of relations with neighbouring countries as one of the key directions of the Armenian Government’s foreign policy.
Nikol Pashinyan pledged the peace and stability of the region is Armenia’s long-term strategy, and “we consider ourselves responsible for the solution of that issue.”
“The development of regional communications is an important issue on the agenda of our discussions with both Iran and Georgia, and in this context, I prioritize the North-South program, which connects our border with the Islamic Republic of Iran to our border with Georgia,” Armenian PM stated.
The establishment of railway communication with Russia and Iran is highly important for Armenia, underscored Pashinyan, adding that for solving this issue, Armenia is discussing the re-opening of ties within the Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan trilateral format.
Nikol Pashinyan asserted that Armenia is “inclined to restore the peace process with Azerbaijan within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ format.”
“I also highlight the agenda of demarcation and delimitation with Azerbaijan, and we continue to work to create the necessary conditions for that. We hope to complete the process of returning our captives, hostages, and other detainees to Armenia as soon as possible,” he declared.