President Ilham Aliyev meets with Azerbaijanis in Georgia’s Marneuli

As part of his official visit to Georgia, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has met with the Azerbaijanis of Marneuli city.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili too joined the meeting.

President Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the meeting that he made his first visit to Georgia in 2004 and that he now sees the country has undergone major economic and infrastructural changes since then. He said the two-day visit to Georgia was successful.

“Georgia-Azerbaijan relations are developing at a rapid pace. Yesterday we signed a declaration which reflects all aspects of cooperation. Our cooperation has a good history and a bright future. Our relations have grown up to strategic level. I came to Marneuli today. I believe our efforts in Georgia will play an important role in the development of bilateral ties. The Azerbaijanis living in Georgia as well as the Georgians living in Azerbaijan further strengthen our cooperation,” said President Aliyev.

Margvelashvili in his turn said the Azerbaijanis have contributed a lot to the Georgian statehood.

“The friendship and brotherhood between Georgia and Azerbaijan are at the highest level. Azerbaijan has made massive investments in Georgia’s economy. It cannot be underestimated. This a care Azerbaijan has provided to Georgia as a fraternal country,” aid the Georgian president.

Georgian MP Mahir Derziyev, head of the Azerbaijani Cultural Center Fazil Hasanov, Demye-Gorarkhy village executive officer Heydar Musayev and others too made their speeches during the meeting, speaking about the work done and problems of the Azerbaijanis.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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