Call for Improving Tehran-Tbilisi Ties

Call for Improving Tehran-Tbilisi TiesCall for Improving Tehran-Tbilisi Ties

President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Tbilisi should improve relations in all fields to serve the two sides’ interests.

“Economic and cultural cooperation between Iran and Georgia should be further strengthened in line with the two nations’ interests,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Monday, Press TV reported. He noted that Tehran and Tbilisi enjoy great potential to enhance economic cooperation, adding that the cancellation of visa requirements between the two countries can help improve ties. Rouhani said Georgia can be the corridor for trade exchanges between Iran and the Black Sea countries. “Geographical position and common facilities have prepared the appropriate ground for multilateral cooperation,” he said. The Georgian premier said the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers would serve the interests of Tehran and benefit the entire region, including Georgia, and the world.

Kvirikashvili expressed Georgia’s readiness to bolster economic cooperation and open a new chapter in bilateral relations. The Georgian premier said he would pay a visit to Tehran in the near future and also invited the Iranian president to travel to Tbilisi.