Armenian Georgian trade has large untapped reserves, Sargsyan says

Armenian Georgian trade has large untapped reserves, Sargsyan says

YEREVAN, June 18. / ARKA /. Trade turnover between Armenia and Georgia is constantly growing, but there is still a large untapped reserve, president Serzh Sargsyan said today during an official visit  to Georgia, the presidential press office reported.

Serzh Sargsyan and his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili had a face-to-face meeting in Tbilisi that was followed by talks with participation of official delegations of the two countries. The two presidents summed up the negotiations by a joint statement to the media representatives. 

"The active political dialogue is the best stimulus for enhanced economic cooperation between Armenia and Georgia that includes transport and energy, tourism, agro-processing and many other areas," Sargsyan said after meeting with his Georgian counterpart. 

He noted that the consistent strengthening of the Armenian-Georgian partnership is one of the priorities of Armenia's foreign policy. He said the fragile stability and peace in the South Caucasus region depend largely on cooperation between the two countries.

"We noted the importance of the Armenian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission and various groups and agreed that it is necessary to intensify these contacts and exchanges," he said.

Sargsyan added that they also discussed Armenia's involvement in the Eurasian  integration processes. 

"I am deeply convinced that the signing on June 27  by Georgia the Association Agreement (with EU) and joining the Free Trade Agreement will create for Armenian businessmen the opportunity to enter the European markets and invest in Georgia. On its turn Armenia, after  the accession to the Customs Union, will provide Georgian businessmen with an  opportunity to invest in Armenia, as well as an access to the markets of the Russian Federation and other countries of the Customs Union ",  Sragsyan said.

"The president of Georgia and I believe that a comprehensive solution to all conflicts is possible only through peaceful means, in accordance with the principles of international law", said Sargsyan. 

Armenian president also noted the importance of humanitarian cooperation, as both countries have long coexisted in the region and cooperate in the area of culture.-0-

19:56 18.06.2014

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