SAHAKASHVILI: "WE ARE A SMALL COUNTRY AND WE NEED EACH OTHER"

Aysor
March 1 2010
Armenia

On the second day of his two-day private visit to Georgia, President
Serzh Sargsyan in Batumi's Armenian "Surb Prkich" (St. Saver) was
present on the Sunday Liturgy, switched a candle, put flowers at
the cross stone monument at the yard of the church. He spoke with
the representatives of the Armenian community of Ajaria, President's
Press Office reported.

At the end of the meeting the counterparts summed up the results of
the meeting. The Georgian president Mikhail Sahakashvili expressed
his gratitude to the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan for the non
formal meeting and mentioned that, "We have agreed to integrate our
economies, to communicate more often and to put every effort in making
our nations closer, though those relations are close by themselves. In
the future this kind of meetings will have more intensive nature for
the sake of everything that is being done for our nations. We are
small countries and we need each other. We depend on each other and
we have to use this dependence on realizing good things."

The President of Armenian Republic on his turn expressed gratitude for
the held discussions mentioned that "We should work closely and think
seriously about the integration processes. I am sure that this year
will be watershed for our relations, though those relations have always
been good and are good now too. But we are used to going forward."