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Newly appointed Ambassador of Azerbaijan presented a copy of his credentials to Davit Zalkaliani

By Natalia Kochiashvili
Thursday, September 24
The newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia Faig Guliyev presented a copy of his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Zalkaliani.

According to the Ministry, after the signing ceremony, the Minister congratulated the Azerbaijani Ambassador on the start of his diplomatic mission in Georgia, wished him success in his future endeavors, and expressed hope that the high-level strategic and friendly relations between the 2 countries would deepen during his stay in Georgia.

According to the press release, during the meeting, the sides also discussed current issues on the agenda of cooperation between the countries, prospects, and directions for future cooperation.

On August 17th, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev appointed a new ambassador after recalling Ambassador Dursun Hasanov from Georgia.

The recall of the ambassador from Georgia coincides with the period when the information was published in the Azerbaijani media about the supply of weapons from Serbia to Armenia via Georgia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia assessed this information as misinformation.

On September 21st, Ilham Aliyev expressed his gratitude to Georgia and noted that Georgia did not allow the transfer of weapons to Armenia through its territory.

In his remarks on the latter subject the head of the state made the claim about Georgia's denial of access for unspecified shipments of "weapons to Armenia through its territory."

In his comments, Aliyev called Georgia a 'reliable partner' and said the refusal of the Georgian government to allow transit shipments of arms to Armenia was the reason "transport planes deliver weapons to Armenia through the territories of the Caspian countries and by air" instead.

ďAs you know, Georgia did not allow the transportation of weapons to Armenia through its territory [...] Georgia acted like a very reliable partner. I would like to express my gratitude to the Georgian government for this. I can say that we see the Georgian government as a reliable partner and friend," Aliyev said in the interview.