Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora Fuad Muradov met with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze on April 2.
During the meeting held at a high level and in a sincere atmosphere, bilateral relations were discussed in detail. M.Bakhtadze said that he hailed the projects implemented by the State Committee on Work with Diaspora related to Azerbaijanis living in Georgia and highly appreciated this activity.
Prime Minister M. Bakhtadze instructed State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili to intensify bilateral relations with the State Committee on Work with Diaspora and to implement numerous joint projects. Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Dursun Hasanov and deputy chairman of the State Committee Faig Guliyev also attended the meeting.
On the same day Fuad Muradov, the Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan met with Deputy Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, head of the Georgia-Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary friendship group Zviad Dzidziguri.
Greeting the Azerbaijani delegation, Z.Dzidziguri noted that Azerbaijan and Georgia are strategic allies and our peoples are friendly and brotherly. He also stressed the importance of intensifying bilateral relations.
The meeting was attended by the Chair of the Diaspora and Caucasus Issues Committee Beka Odisharia, Azerbaijani MPs Mahir Darziyev and Azer Suleymanov.
Azerbaijani side was represented by Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia Dursun Hasanov, representatives of the State Committee and other officials. F. Muradov noted that he had visited Georgia for the first time last summer and investigated the problems facing our compatriots living in this country. He said that the education-related projects are being prepared and the opening ceremony of the Integration Center of Georgian Azerbaijanis will be held on April 3. Muradov noted that this center will be the contribution of the Azerbaijani state to the integration of Georgian Azerbaijanis into the local community. The chairman of the State Committee noted that quotas were allocated in Azerbaijan for the 2019-2020 academic year for pedagogical and religious education of Georgian Azerbaijanis.
As well as, Fuad Muradov stressed the problem about erecting monument to Armenian separatist in Georgia, noting that it does not coincide to the current level of bilateral relations. Z. Dzidziguri emphasized that the Armenian press published articles against this visit, reminding that Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili's visit to Azerbaijan was at a high level. Beka Odisharia said that he attentively watched the projects of the new team of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora and plans to use the ideas of his Azerbaijani colleagues.
Azerbaijani deputies of Georgian Parliament Azer Suleymanov and Mahir Darziyev also delivered speeches at the meeting.
Azer Suleymanov said that erecting monument to Armenian separatist in Georgia would cast a shadow to bilateral relations.
Mahir Darziyev stressed the importance of the adoption of the law on "About Compatriot" in Azerbaijan and promotion of Azerbaijani culture in Georgia and Georgian culture in Azerbaijan.