The joint virtual session between the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) and the Randli institute of Georgia, attended by this country’s ambassador, about the bilateral and regional issues was held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
The session was attended by Dr.Mohammad KazemSajjadpour, Deputy Minister of MOFA & President of IPIS; Mr.Majid Ghafelebashi, Research Deputy at the Center; Mr.Jokar and Mr.Kaleji, Top Experts at IPIS; Mr.Akbar Ghasemi, Iranian Ambassador to Georgia; Mr.Ioseb Chakhvashvili, Georgian Ambassador to Tehran; Professor Valdimir Papava and Mr.Giorgi Badridze, Top experts at the Georgian Institute.
The session was held in the form of one panel, “The Regional and Bilateral Issues”, to answer the following questions:
- What are the ways to strengthen bilateral ties, especially in economic areas, and remove obstacles in the way of bilateral relations?
- What is the viewpoint of the two countries regarding developing communications and transportation ways?
- What is the role of the Caucasus corridor in developing trade and economy in the region?
Here are the most important issues touched upon at the session:
The two countries’ authorities have always expressed that the mutual relations have always been excellent and at their highest level in all areas which have their roots in the deep historical and cultural ties between the two countries.
Iran and Georgia ‘s policies are based on continuing high-level political talks as well as close economic cooperation. Broadening regional cooperation in the South Caucasus is the common desire of both countries, which is faced with obstacles such as territorial differences and interference from trans-regional powers. The path to Solving the problems in the Caucasus region runs through this region and it is necessary that greater focus be made on the existing capacities alongside international cooperation.
Removing trade and communication barriers between Iran and Georgia can expand the economic development of the two countries as well as regional convergence. Tourism, energy, economic and transportation issues are fertile ground for developing ties among the Caucasus countries. Expanding the Caucasus corridor and connecting the North Sea to the Persian Gulf can be an exceptional opportunity for broadening the trade ties between the two countries as well as establishing peace and stability in the region.
Reminder: simultaneous with the webinar, the pictures of the documents of the historical relations between the two countries were put online.