Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr S.Agayeva / Zurab Gumberidze, the Georgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, stated to a news conference in Baku on the completion pf his tenure in Azerbaijan that
Georgia has always fulfilled its obligations under the regional and international projects and will do so under the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway route.
The diplomat assured that the Government of Georgia will never step back from its obligations and resolve problems linked with the project timely. He was commenting on statements by Armenians residing in the territory of Georgia on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route. Generally, the diplomat appraised the level of political and economic relationships between the two countries. The cooperation in the energy sector is developing more dynamically, while the level of trade and economic relationships satisfies both sides, he noted.
The diplomat noted that the amount of goods turnover reached $500mln. He voiced his confidence that the cooperation between the two countries will be further developed and deepened. Gumberidze stressed the necessity for the development of an agreement and legal basis between Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Gumberidze noted that he had worked in Azerbaijan since the opening of the embassy. Since 1995 and over the past 9 years he served as an Ambassador. After completion of his diplomatic tenure Gumberidze will lead the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation. His successor is expected to come in the near future,' the diplomat stressed.
Gumberidze also thanked Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for awarding him Order of Fame.