"There is, was and always will be gas and there is no need to dramatize the issue of prices," Georgia’s Prime Minister said After Meeting with Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, 21 January /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / "There is, was and always will be gas and there is no need to dramatize the issue of prices," Georgia's Prime Minister, Lado Gurgenidze, answered journalists questions regarding gas supply to Georgia, after meeting with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Artur Rasizade. "The issue of gas supply does not present any problems for Georgia," Gurgenidze said. Artur Rasizade was invited to the inauguration of Mikhail Saakashvili. In general the meeting of the Prime Ministers of Azerbaijan and Georgia was of a familiarization nature, Gurgenidze said.
"We discussed general issues because the current format of the meeting was enough for this, but it was good grounds for familiarization," he said, adding that there was nothing concrete at the meeting.
"We planned a number of visits and meetings which will help us resolve a number of issues," Gurgenidze stated. According to him, there were many positives during the meeting with Azerbaijan's Prime Minister.
Azerbaijan ceased gas supply to Georgia on 6 January. Azerbaijan fulfilled it obligations of the agreement which has already ended. Talks are currently being held to sign a new agreement. If a new agreement is signed, Azerbaijan will change the gas price for Georgia. According to the previous agreement, Azerbaijan was selling gas to Georgia for $120 per 1000 cu.m.