Iran, Georgia Hold Business Forum in Tbilisi

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iran-Georgia Business Forum started work at the presence of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Gakharia.

Members of Iranian delegation consisting of the representatives of state and private sectors participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, a number of Iranian and Georgian businessmen reviewed different cooperation viewpoints and fields.

In a relevant development earlier on Tuesday, Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Tbilisi called for investment by Iran‘s investors in that country’s development projects.

“Excellent conditions existed in Georgia for investment and Iranian investors can join hands with their Georgian counterparts,” Janelidze said.

The Georgian foreign minister reiterated Tbilisi talks were a major step in line with the development of bilateral relations as well as that the upcoming visit of Georgian prime minister to Tehran will offer grounds to seek venues for deepening relations in various fields.

“Various dimensions of transport cooperation were being pursued and a rail transport corridor had been defined in order to carry goods from Central Asia to Iran, Georgia and Europe,” Janelidze said.

Iran’s Zarif, for his part, said frequent meetings between Iranians and Georgians were indications of progress in bilateral relations in various sectors.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Ambassador to Georgia Javad Qavam Shahidi and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in a meeting in Tbilisi called for boosting banking relations between the two countries.

During the meeting in the Georgian capital, Qavam Shahidi and Kvirikashvili explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation in the economic fields, specially the banking area.

During the meeting, the Iranian envoy and the Georgian prime minister focused on the issue of diplomacy that plays an important role in strengthening of bilateral ties.

Qavam Shahidi, meantime, called for the acceleration of resumption of the banking relations between the two countries as the Iranian companies are interested in making investment in Georgia.

In relevant remarks in early February, Zarif and his Janelidze in a meeting in Munich underlined the need for the two countries’ cooperation in fighting terrorism.

The Iranian and Georgian foreign ministers called for making use of the two countries’ existing capacities to fight the heinous phenomena of extremism and terrorism.

Zarif and Janelidze met on the sidelines of a security meeting on Syria in the German city.

The Iranian and Georgian foreign ministers also called for the broadening of bilateral relations between the two countries.





Source: fars