“Georgia and Azerbaijan have always played a major role in building peace in the South Caucasus region,” Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Shalva Papuashvili stated at the press conference after the meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Sahiba Gafarova.
According to Papuashvili, the visit of the Azerbaijani delegation is symbolic, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Speaker underscored the significant role of Georgia and Azerbaijan in ensuring peace in the region.
“Both countries should use this historic role to jointly promote peace, stability for the well-being of our countries and the region as a whole,” he added.
According to Speaker Papuashvili, the meeting addressed the strategic partnership between countries and historical inter-ethnic ties.
Papuashvili thanked his Azerbaijani colleague for supporting Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and, on his part, reaffirmed Georgia’s unwavering support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
The Speaker of Azerbaijan’s National Assembly stated that the parties discussed several regional topics and issues related to strengthening relations between countries.
“Azerbaijan and Georgia are friendly countries, strategic partners. This friendship is based on history,” Sahiba Gafarova declared. The guest thanked her Georgian counterpart for inviting and hosting the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to Georgia.