Georgian and Turkish FMs discuss urgent issues of bilateral relations
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 13 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Grigol Vashadze and Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the main directions of the Georgian-Turkish relations during a meeting in Tbilisi. The meeting lasted over an hour.
Davutoglu arrived in Tbilisi late due to bad weather in Batumi.
Vashadze said that the parties discussed the issue of facilitating the transition of the Georgian-Turkish border. "We are working to further facilitate the border crossing for our citizens. We would like that only an identity card to be required while crossing the border rather than passport, " he said.
They touched upon the opening of a new checkpoint on the border with Turkey. "We also discussed the projects, involving both Georgia and Turkey. We have coordinated our work in this direction," Vashadze said.
Davutoglu called this meeting important. After commissioning the checkpoint Kartsakhi, the number of transition points between the two countries will increase. "This will intensify the movement of our citizens between countries. It will contribute to the development of relations", he said.
Vashadze said that they will discuss regional security issues and the Georgian-Russian relations at the next ministerial meeting to be held in the nearest future.
Ankara will support Georgia in the OSCE, Turkish minister said.