02.Jun .2021 10:30

Turkey Has Always Been Supporting The Sovereignty Of Georgia - PM

Turkey Has Always Been Supporting The Sovereignty Of Georgia - PM
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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has noted that Turkey has always been supporting the sovereignty of Georgia and its aspiration towards NATO membership in every existing format.

"Let me greet You and the host nation. I also greet the media representatives. It is my honor to be visiting you. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you for such a warm welcome.

Turkey has been an utterly important friendly country and strategic partner for us.

You noted very rightly that Turkey has been a Number One trade partner for Georgia over many years now. We have jointly implemented such significant projects as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC), Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK), Tbilisi-Erzurum. We have just had a very productive discussion, covering practically every topic related to the cooperation between our two nations. I wish to use this opportunity and publicly express my gratitude personally to you for supporting the sovereignty of our country. Also, I wish to note that Turkey has always been supporting the sovereignty of Georgia and its aspiration towards NATO membership in every existing format. I also wish to echo the statement made by the President in relation to the upcoming meeting of the strategic council, which I truly look forward to. Destiny has made our three nations - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey - interdependent. We have very strong cooperation, partnership and - what is most important - friendship. Very strong basis exists for implementing more joint projects in future both in bilateral and trilateral formats.

Naturally, we touched upon the current situation in the region. I shared information about the development of events in my country. Logically, we talked about the occupation as well. Of course, peace has no alternative. Every conflict should be resolved through peace. With this optimistic note and attitude, I wish to once again assure you - Mr. President - that we stand ready to work, cooperate and implement a lot of projects together in a very active manner. Once again thank you very much! It is our great desire to see you in Tbilisi any time soon", Georgian PM said.