Georgian PM met with Turkish Foreign Minister
Georgian PM met with Turkish Foreign Minister

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has hosted Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu within the framework of the trilateral meeting.

As Prime Minister’s Press Office reports, the meeting emphasized the trilateral format bringing together Georgia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan, and pointed out that the uniqueness of this format is demonstrated by the fact that the 8th meeting between the three countries’ Foreign Ministers in Tbilisi discusses cooperation across a variety of sectors.

‘We appreciate our special relations with Turkey, and we welcome deeper strategic partnership, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated during today’s meeting with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.’

During the meeting between the Prime Minister of Georgia and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey, special emphasis was placed on the next meeting of the two countries’ high-level Strategic Cooperation Council to be held in Ankara in early 2020.

‘The conversation also touched on joint energy and transport projects, including the Southern Gas Corridor, and the importance of its part, the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), recently inaugurated in Turkey, and of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railroad.

The Head of Government thanked the Republic of Turkey for firmly supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The meeting also underlined the importance of the cultural cooperation between Georgia and Turkey, and the dynamic of bilateral high-level visits as another demonstration of the strategic partnership between the two countries,’ Press Office stresses.

Tbilisi is hosting a meeting of foreign ministers of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey today. The meeting is the eighth ministerial within the trilateral format.

During the meeting, Foreign Ministers will evaluate the progress in trilateral cooperation and discuss recent regional and global developments.

The three countries have been cooperating in the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project carrying gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas fields through Georgia and Turkey to Europe.

The 7th summit was held in Istanbul in 2018, and participants expressed satisfaction over cooperation-themed policies in sectors such as health, tourism, transportation, innovation, digitalization, and construction.