YEREVAN — Armenia’s leaders and Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili hailed rapidly growing trade between their countries and called for its further expansion when they met in Yerevan.
Kvirikashvili held talks, President Serzh Sarkisian and Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian during an official visit to the Armenian capital.
Sarkissian told him that Gerogian-Armenian relations should be deepened “in all areas” and raised to a “qualitatively new level.” According to a statement by Sarkisian’s office, Kvirikashvili agreed, saying that the increasingly “active” Georgian-Armenian economic ties bode well for that.
Kvirikashvili and Abrahamian were reported to praise “positive dynamics” in Georgian-Armenian trade at their separate meeting held earlier in the day. The Armenian premier spoke of “noticeable progress” in relations between the two neighboring statements.
“In recent years, Georgian-Armenian relations have been characterized by positive progress,” an Armenian government statement quoted Kvirikashvili as saying. He praised the “high level of cooperation in the economic field.”