Iran, Georgia Reiterate Development of Ties

A0180899.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 61st UN General Assembly.

A statement released by the Presidential Press Office said that during the meeting, Ahmadinejad noted the two countries’ extensive historical and cultural ties and reiterated the need for further development of mutual relations between Tehran and Tbilisi.

He also voiced Iran’s preparedness to boost cooperation with Georgia, and said Tehran is ready to transfer its experiences in the different fields, including energy, transportation and industries.

Also noting the significance of enhanced cooperation among regional states for the progress and materialization of humanitarian goals of the regional nations, the President underlined that due to their sentimental bonds and shared culture and history, the Iranian and Georgian nations enjoy the proper grounds for the development of relations and dialogues.

For his part, Georgian President expressed pleasure with his meeting with his Iranian counterpart, and voiced his country’s enthusiasm for increasingly developing ties with Iran.

He stressed that Tbilisi is prepared to expand its ties with Tehran in all the different areas, adding that his country is preparing the grounds for the upcoming visit to Georgia by the Iranian President.

Saakashvili further praised Iran’s humanitarian aids to his nation last winter when Georgia was in desperate need of gas supplies, adding that Tbilisi is fully prepared to increase the two countries’ cooperation in the gas-related grounds.

The Georgian President described as good and well-principled, Ahmadinejad’s speech at the 61st annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York, and said that special attention was paid to the address by the participants.

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