Mikheil Janelidze has met Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov

Mikheil Janelidze has met Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov

Mikheil Janelidze has met Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov

The FINANCIAL -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredovhas paid an official visit to Georgia.

Within the framework of the visit he held a meeting with Georgian Vice Premier, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, according to MFA of Georgia.

The focus of today’s meeting was economic cooperation between Georgia and Turkmenistan, including development of the South Caucasus transport corridor, bilateral trade and tourism.

This year marks the 25th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Turkmenistan. Janelidze said that bilateral relations have greatly progressed since then.

"There has been a very dynamic political cooperation between our countries, especially in the last several years, which is reflected in high-level visits and meetings”, he said.

"Turkmenistan plays a major role in the development of transport, energy and transit projects and we discussed this direction and decided to work together with our partners to fully realise this potential. Also, our goal is to support direct flight and more transport links to boost people-to-people contacts”, Georgian Foreign Minister Janelidze added.

Rashid Meredov will hold meetings with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Energy Minister Ilia Eloshvili. He will also pay tribute to the memory of those who died for the unity of Georgia and laid a wreath at the Fallen Heroes Memorial.