Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday said he attached “great importance” to launching a “strategic dialogue” with Georgia, adding the European Union was “actually our region” since Georgia had received the bloc’s membership candidate status in December.
Pashinyan said “many important realities” had changed in the South Caucasus region, and with Georgia’s EU status one of them.
“It turns out that our two neighbouring countries [Turkey and Georgia] have candidate status for membership of the European Union”, he said.
Regarding the declaration on strategic cooperation and dialogue signed with Georgia, I can say that, in fact, all the aspects are carefully planned. This demonstrates the mutual determination of both countries' governments to advance this entire agenda”, the Armenian PM concluded.
The outgoing Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the signing of a memorandum on strategic partnership with Armenia in late January, following his meeting with Pashinyan.