MFA: FM Comments on the Death of Georgian Prime Minister Zhvania

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
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Minister Oskanian Comments on the Death of Georgian Prime Minister Zhvania

Question: Your visit to Georgia, scheduled to take place on 3-4 February,
was cancelled due to the sudden death of Prime Minister Zhvania. What was
your reaction to this shocking news?

Answer: We learned about Zourab Zhvania¹s death while en route, by car, to
Tbilisi. This news came as a complete shock, especially since I was
scheduled to meet with him that very evening.

The loss is immense. Our cooperation with Prime Minister Zhvania has had a
long and memorable history. Zourab Zhvania was an accomplished and capable
politician, remarkable for his in-depth knowledge of regional realities and
his keen understanding of the potential for future developments. He was an
enthusiastic supporter of strengthening of Armenian-Georgian relations, as
well as regional cooperation in general. Throughout his career, he had
proven himself as a serious, responsible and reliable colleague.

At this difficult moment, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to
the family of the late Prime Minister Zhvania and to the people and the
government of Georgia.