“The Georgian side does not recognize the so called independence of Nagorno Karabakh and therefore does not recognize the 2nd round of the so called presidential elections held in this region of Azerbaijan”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia stated.
“Georgia supports territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders and supports the peaceful settlement of conflict based on the principles and norms of international law”, declares the MFA statement.
Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has refuted the information disseminated by Armenian media about the possible sale of the Batumi Sea Port, “Trend.az” reports referring to “Georgia Online”.
“The information disseminated by the Armenian media is false”, the ministry said. “The Batumi Oil Terminal company rented the Batumi Sea Port for a period of 49 years with the right to manage it”.
There are interested circles in Armenia, in buying the port of Batumi, which Georgia is preparing to sell for $ 600 million. This is reported by the Armenian newspaper “Jamanak Daily” (“Time”).
According to the newspaper, various circles in Armenia are trying to organize a fundraiser to buy the port. This would allow the unimpeded delivery of goods in the country.
An office of the largest construction-development holding in Georgia, ORBI Group, was opened in Baku on Dec.5, Trend reports.
The event was organized by the CEO of the company Irakli Khvedelidze.
“Our group’s new office was opened in Baku and this is the 56th office of our company abroad. And today, representing Georgian business here, we hope that it will become a bridge for further development of relations with Azerbaijani business”, Khvedelidze noted.
The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.
Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), Trend.az reports on December 6-th, 2019.
In the period January - October 2019, Azerbaijan imported 1 705 038 boxes (1000 pieces in each box) of Georgia cigarettes and tobacco, worth a total of $ 29.826 million.
According to the Georgian Bureau of “Report”, this is indicated by the data of the National Statistical Office of Georgia.
An annual comparison of the volumes of cigarettes and tobacco, imported into Azerbaijan from Georgia shows that imports decreased by 3 158 882 boxes or by 85.3%.
The construction of the Greek section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, Trend reports citing Greek media outlets.
Reportedly, TAP will begin operating on a trial basis as early as this December.
“It is expected that it will start bringing natural gas to Greece, Italy, and Albania at some point next year.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia will send representatives to Azerbaijan to monitor the municipal elections to be held on December 23, Ana Mikeladze, Spokesperson of the Georgian Centralen Election Commission (CEC) told Georgian bureau of “Report”.
According to her, the Central Election Commission of Georgia has already received an invitation from the CEC of Azerbaijan: