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Georgia ready to deepen cooperation with Iran

Wednesday, May 20
Georgia and Iran are looking to enhance bilateral ties in the transport, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Georgiaís Economic Minister and Vice Premier Giorgi Kvirikashvili revealed the bilateral cooperation plan while paying an official visit to Iran.

Kvirikashviliís two-day visit to Iran started on May 18.

As per his official schedule, the Georgian Minister met with Iranís Foreign Minister and also with Iranís Oil Minister.

The sides discussed Georgia-Iran economic and foreign relations and agreed that the countries had "big potentialĒ to deepen their cooperation in various sectors.

Kvirikashvili will meet Iranís First Vice President and other government officials.

Within the visit, Kvirikashvili will participate in the Fifth Session of the Joint Commission of Cooperation between Georgia and Iran. At the end of the session the sides will sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

This will be the first session between Georgia and Iran in the last ten years. (