(Messenger) - The Armenian Minister of Justice David Arutinian arrived in Tbilisi on a two-day official visit on December 11. Georgian Minister of Justice Gia Kavtaradze met his Armenian colleague at the Georgian-Armenian border.
On December 12, the Justice Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to foster bilateral cooperation.
"For me it is a great pleasure that Armenian Justice Minister David Arutinian and his delegation are visiting Georgia. I want to say that we are historical neighbours and the relationship between our countries has always been fairly friendly. Cooperation between the two ministries is also vitally important for Armenia and Georgia. I am sure that from now on, our joint efforts will reach positive results more easily and our future cooperation will be much more productive and successful," Kavtaradze stated at the briefing on Monday, reports Trend.
The Memorandum of Understanding discusses cooperation in the areas of law enforcement, experience-sharing in the prison system, exchanging ideas and experiences to raise the level of personnel skills, information sharing and legal assistance as well.
The sides also agreed to exchange information about their organizational structure, experts' opinions, legal acts, publications as well as others.
"It is true that presently the Ministry of Justice is starting to play a significant role in establishing better relationships between our countries. I will say that Armenia and Georgia resemble each other in many ways, in mentality and in structure. Both of us are ambitious, we want to achieve our goals in a short period of time. And thus each of us does his best to find new, interesting solutions that will advance our country forward. I am sure that our mutual cooperation will give us additional support," Arutinian told The Messenger on December 11.
Besides the Ministry of Justice, the Armenian delegation visited the National Bureau of Forensic Expertise. They met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gela Bezhuashvili and Chairman of the Supreme Court Kote Kublashvili as well.