Giorgi Gakharia the Prime Minister of Georgia started the visit with meeting Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan. The Prime Minister thanked the President for the warm welcome.
“Azerbaijan and Georgia are close friends and partners. Our partnership has truly transcended regional significance and become an international issue, especially in the economic field, in energy, transport and trade. Georgia and Azerbaijan strongly support each other in international formats. Of course I want to thank you for supporting Georgia's territorial integrity", the Prime Minister said.
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan congratulated Giorgi Gakharia on the post of the Head of Government of Georgia.
"I am glad that the first foreign visit as Prime Minister for you is in Azerbaijan. This proves that Georgia and Azerbaijan are close friends and partners. We are connected by history, geography which are important factors for the development of our relationship. I am pleased that our economic relations are developing and Azerbaijan is one of the first major investors in Georgia. Also Azerbaijanis living in Georgia and Georgians living in Azerbaijan play a big role in the development of these relations", Aliyev said.
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan hosted the Prime Minister of Georgia at the Zagulba Palace.