04, 2021

We should encourage the implementation of joint programs. President Armen Sarkissian visited the Parliament of Georgia

Today, President Armen Sarkissian visited the Parliament of Georgia, where he met with Archil Talakvadze, the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia. The First Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, and the Head of the Georgia-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Giorgi Volski, Vice Speakers Levan Ioseliani and Avtandil Enikudze, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee Nikoloz Samkharadze, MPs Samvel Manukyan and Sumbat Kyureghyan also attended the meeting. The Chairperson of the Parliament Archil Talakvadze welcomed the official visit of the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian to Georgia, emphasizing the dynamic and engrossing times for the two countries and pivotal moment for the future of our democracies. "I am confident that Armenia and its people will use this cooperation to develop opportunities, create new perspectives, and more strengthen democracy and the economy," he said.

Archil Talakvadze expressed support for Armenia's progress and development, emphasizing that they are for peace and settling issues through dialogue.

Noting that there are other challenges in the region, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia thanked for the effective cooperation with Armenia in fighting it.

Thanking for the hospitality, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian particularly noted that the strength of small countries is in their actions. "In this context, countries like Armenia and Georgia should be actively involved in international relations, in relations with friendly or neighbouring countries, be they large or small, or superpowers," said President Sarkissian, "It is necessary to have special relations, especially with friends. Georgia is just like that for us. It is not by chance that I accepted the invitation of the President of Georgia to come and talk about the situation, to exchange information, as well as to talk about the future."

According to the President of Armenia, the economic situation is quite troublesome, coronavirus caused significant damage to the economies of both countries. "We should encourage the implementation of joint programs, as regional joint programs can be much more attractive for international investors," said President Sarkissian.

The President noted that the times are full of challenges all over the world. "I think it is time for both of us to think about what steps should be taken for the stability, predictability and security of the region," said President Armen Sarkissian.

In the context of security and stability issues in the region, President Sarkissian considered it inadmissible that months after the war unleashed against Artsakh, Azerbaijan continues to hold Armenian servicemen and civilians captive, violating all norms of international humanitarian law. 

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