SARGSYAN, SAAKASHVILI DISCUSS UPPER LARS CHECKPOINT'S OPENING

Aysor
March 1 2010
Armenia

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan, who was on a two-day visit to
Georgia, has met with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili.

Both Presidents talked about the Upper Lars checkpoint, and
discussed Armenia-Georgia relations and their further strengthening,
a spokesperson to Presidential Press Office said.

"I think that bilateral cooperation between Armenia and Georgia
and our friendly relations are not only a result of our efforts,
but mostly those of our nations. Many Armenians travel to Georgia's
Batumy in summer, and are warmly welcomed by Georgian residents. Here
in Georgia live many Armenians; there is an Armenian church here. All
ethnic groups live in peace and harmony, and we consider it as our
achievement," said Mikheil Saakashvili.

"For ages we were and we are brotherly peoples," said Serzh Sargsyan,
in his turn pointing the friendly relations between the countries. He
said hopes the relations will remain warm and friendly, and thanked
Georgian President for invitation to visit the country and for a
warm welcome.

Armenian President attended Batumy's sightseeing and learnt town's
investment programmes.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress