''Azerbaijan and Georgia are strategic partners and allies,'' Sahiba Gafarova, the Charwoman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, said at the meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili.
Mrs. Gafarova stressed that Georgia and Azerbaijan are neighbors and friends who have backed each other for centuries. In her words, the traditions of Georgia and Azerbaijan are rich in similar elements, which is why lots of Azerbaijanis reside in Georgia.
The chairwoman made a reference to intergovernmental documents signed by Georgia and Azerbaijan, with 15 of them still under discussion. According to her, the documents created a legislative framework for Georgia-Azerbaijan relations in different fields. Mrs. Gafarova gave special significance to economic relations between Georgia and Azerbaijan, stressing that even amidst the pandemic, the trade turnover between the two countries surpassed USD 500 mln, with this clearly demonstrating how large-scale their cooperation is.
Mrs. Gafarova also emphasized the contribution by Azerbaijan and Georgia to ensuring energy and transport security and focused on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipelines.
''I am proud to say that the cooperation between the legislative bodies of Georgia and Azerbaijan is immensely prolific, and it is both bilateral and multilateral,'' Sahiba Gafarova said, adding that the Georgia-Azerbaijan Friendship groups in the parliaments of the two countries perform an important mission.