Georgian Prime Minister and Turkish Foreign Minister Discuss Deeper Strategic Partnership between the Two Countries Print Version

2019-12-23

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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.

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.

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.

Prime Minister's Press Office