The delegation headed by Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has arrived in Armenia for an official visit. Speaking at a joint press conference, the Prime Ministers of the two countries said their meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
“We have interesting and far-reaching programs in all spheres,” Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said. Bidzina Ivanishvili voiced hope that the bilateral relations would continue to develop.
Touching upon the perspectives of re-launching of the Armenia-Georgia-Abkhazia-Russia railway, the Georgian Prime Minister declared: “We are making efforts to normalize relations with Russia as soon as possible; the main issue is the territorial integrity of Georgia. The re-launching of the railway is connected with general problems, which can be solved earlier, if there is strong will.”
“You understand that there are no problems between the two neighboring countries – Armenia and Georgia, but you also know that we have problems in the relations with Russia.”
Ivanishvili was irritated by the question of a Georgian reporter related to Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze’s statement. Media reported a few days ago that the Georgian Foreign Minister had declared in Lithuania that the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was possible only in the limits of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. “The Minister’s words were distorted. The question is closed,” Ivanishvili said.