Turkey hails democratic change in Georgia

Democratic change of administration in Georgia a great gain for Georgians, says Turkish ambassador

Turkey hails democratic change in Georgia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Ambassador in Tbilisi Levent Murat Burhan on Saturday said that the democratic change of administration in Georgia recently was a great gain for the Georgian people.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Ambassador Burhan stressed that it did not matter for Turkey which political party formed the Georgian government.

"We believe that we will continue to work closely and in cooperation with the new Georgian government and boost our economic and commercial relations," Burhan underlined.

"We are in an understanding to unite the two countries as much as possible and want to remove the importance of borders," Burhan said.

"Relations with Georgia are at the highest level possible. Georgia has become the second country in the world which Turkish citizens can enter only with an ID card (instead of a passport) after the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)," Burhan emphasized.

"We will soon open new border gates with Georgia," Burhan noted.

"The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is about to be completed and it will go into service in 2013," Burhan stressed.
Turkey is Georgia's number one trade partner. Turkish-Georgian trade volume reached 1.5 billion USD in 2011.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2012, 13:13
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