According to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the trade turnover was impressive in 2022. He said that in Parliament on Wednesday.
As Pashinyan explained, Georgia’s prime minister’s visit to Armenia in 2019 was aimed at bringing the trade turnover to $1 billion, and today that figure has been approached or surpassed by the sides.
The PM said that Armenia exported more electricity to Georgia last year than in the previous 10 years combined.
The problems of the high growth, such as the necessity to maintain the pace in order to avoid regression, were also mentioned by Pashinyan. He highlighted warm political, economic and human relations between Armenia and Georgia and the need to make these relations institutional. The border of Georgia can be crossed by Armenian citizens with ID cards, and this is an economic, political and cultural factor contributing to the development of relations.
According to Pashinyan, the most important indicator of the Armenian-Georgian relations is the fact that the Prime Ministers of the two countries have been heading the intergovernmental commission of economic cooperation since last year.
He said that the issue of expanding and improving the quality of teaching the Georgian language in Armenia and the Armenian language in Georgia is being discussed, as well as the issue of mutual recognition of work record.