February 22, 2021

On Monday, the candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in parliament that a trip to Azerbaijan would be one of his first foreign visits.

 

He plans to discuss with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev the issue of border delimitation and demarcation and the theme of the David-Gareji monastery complex.

 

Garibashvili said that Azerbaijan is a close and strategic friend of Georgia, and the country is governed by a “wise ruler, Mr. Aliyev,” with whom he has “very good relations.”

 

“We will have a dialogue with Azerbaijan, our brotherly state. I believe that Mr. Aliyev and the friendly Azerbaijani side will make reasonable decisions, we will be able to hold negotiations and find a common language,” he said.

 

Garibashvili also accused ex-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili of betrayal and added that he made decisions that damaged the country.

 

The medieval monastery in Azerbaijan on the border with Georgia is called Keshikchi Dag, which is considered the heritage of the Christian Albanian culture in Azerbaijan.

 

For many years, the Georgian side has been insisting on the transfer of two monastic complexes to it, which are located on the territory of Azerbaijan, but Baku considers it impossible

 

Source: Turan News Agency

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