VP Jahangiri congratulates new Georgian PM

TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) – In a message forwarded on Saturday, Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri congratulated Mamuka Bakhtadze for acquiring the position of Georgia’s premiership.

In the message, Es’hagh Jahangiri voiced confidence that pragmatic cooperation would continue to grow between Iran and Georgia, leading to further development of relations in various political, economic and cultural fields.

The Iranian official also said he is looking forward to promoting cooperation on regional and international issues.

Referring to Bakhtadze’s familiarity with the capacities, potentials, and nuances of bilateral ties between the two countries, it has been reassured in the same message that the appointment of Bakhtadze as the new Prime Minister of Georgia would further deepen and expand bilateral relations between Tehran and Tbilisi.

The Parliament of Georgia confirmed Mamuka Bakhtadze as the Prime Minister through a confidence vote in the cabinet he put forward, on June 20, 2018. The Parliament of Georgia voted to approve the renewed composition of the Government. The legislative body also granted a vote of confidence to the 2018-2020 Freedom, Rapid Development, and Prosperity Government Program.

At a confirmation hearing, Mamuka Bakhtadze underscored that Georgia will continue forward on its path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

“In foreign policy, we will be consistent on the path of full integration into the European Union and will use all the existing mechanisms of cooperation to ensure a more systematic and transparent integration process with the European Union. We will fulfill the obligations under the Association Agreement at a rapid pace and will return to the European family,” said Bakhtadze.

He continued, “full integration into NATO is a crucial task of Georgia’s foreign policy and is vital for the country’s security and stable development. Our main foreign policy priority is to strengthen Georgia’s internationally recognized borders and sovereignty, de-occupation of the country and restoration of territorial integrity.”

Mr. Bakhtadze, previously serving as Minister of Finance, replaced Giorgi Kvirikashvili who resigned on June 14th.

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