ArmInfo. "I can say with confidence that the strengthening of our relations with Georgia is one of the important prerequisites for the security and development of our country and the region," Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said at a briefing with Salome Zurabishvili during his official visit to Tbilisi.
According to the presidential press service, Sargsyan said that a wide range of issues were discussed at the meeting with his Georgian counterpart. "We successfully cooperate in the fields of transport, energy, tourism, agricultural renewal and many other areas. There is also a great potential for cooperation in the fields of modern technologies, artificial intelligence, high technologies, biotechnologies,cybersecurity, and food security. This cooperation is bilateral and multilateral. I particularly stressed the need to deepen cooperation between our countries in the fight against COVID-19, " the RA President said, adding that efforts are being made to strengthen cooperation at all levels.
At the same time, he stressed that the issues of regional security and stability were discussed at the meeting, taking into account the new realities created as a result of Azerbaijan's military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh with the active and open support of Turkey.
"I presented to my Georgian counterpart the approaches and views of the Armenian side on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I emphasized that it is impossible to establish a long-term peace in the region and ensure stability without a just settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including through the resumption of the peace process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co - chairmanship," Sargsyan said, also speaking about the huge humanitarian problems caused by the war, including the need for an immediate solution to the issue of the release of prisoners and hostages by Azerbaijan. At the same time, the President of Armenia stressed the inadmissibility of Azerbaijan using the post-war situation, pursuing a policy of hatred and infringement of national dignity. According to him, such a policy cannot contribute to creating an atmosphere of dialogue.
"During the meeting, I also touched upon the issues of preserving the Armenian historical, cultural and cultural heritage in the territories under the control of Azerbaijan. I would like to repeat what the President said, and I think that with the cooperation of the institutions of both presidents, we will be able to deepen modern business relations between the two countries. Therefore, on the Armenian side, I assure you that we will work with you to develop business relations and make our contribution, " Sarkissian concluded.