Iranian and Georgian FMs claim 'big leap' in bilateral economic relations
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 3 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
Georgia and Iran have made a big leap in the sphere of economic relations, Georgian Foreign Minister
Grigol Vashadze said in Tbilisi at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
According to him, the number of tourists from Iran to Georgia has increased by 173 percent, but the trade between the two countries grew by 63 percent. "But this is only the beginning, and the introduction of visa-free regime between our countries will increase these numbers," said Vashadze.
According to him, a meeting with his Iranian counterpart covered issues of bilateral interest. In his turn, Mottaki said a "new phase" of relations between Iran and Georgia began during Vashadze's visit to Iran this summer.
"Today's meeting was productive and constructive," said Vashadze.
Mottaki said that the relations between the two countries are developing very actively, and today it is accompanied by representatives of various agencies that work closely with their Georgian colleagues.
"Besides bilateral issues, we reviewed the regional security issues," said Iranian foreign minister.