UNGA-Iran-Ahma dinejad-Saakas /POL Iran, Georgia keen to expand cooperation

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Wednesday voiced Iran’s readiness to expand cooperation with Georgia in various fields.

The president’s remarks came during a meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Mikhail Saakashvili, on the sidelines of the 61st annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad told the Georgian president Tehran is ready to share its experiences, particularly in the fields of energy, transportation and industries, to Tbilisi.

The president also laid emphasis on the importance of strengthening cooperation among regional countries as a key factor in achieving progress and realizing the peaceful objectives of regional nations.

Saakashvili also voiced his country’s readiness to furter promote ties with Iran.

He said Tbilisi was making arrangements for a visit to Georgia of the Iranian president.

Saakashvili conveyed the heartfelt gratitude of his people for Iran’s assistance in the form of immediate gas exports to Georgia last winter when supplies to his country was cut.

He said his country was also keen to further expand cooperation in the gas field.

He described Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN General Assembly as very logical and good.

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