Meeting between the presidents of Georgia and Azerbaijan was held in Baku within the official visit of President Giorgi Margvelashvili to the Republic of Azerbaijan . The two leaders discussed the issues of friendly relations and strategic cooperation; cooperation in the regional and energy security issues was particularly emphasized. Giorgi Margvelashvili expressed his desire to further enhance cooperation in political, economic-cultural and energy spheres between Georgia and Azerbaijan . At the tête-à-tête meeting, the two presidents also touched the prospects for the development of partnership relations and pointed out that sharing experience in political, economic and humanitarian directions would be profitable for both nations. After the meeting at the Zagulba Palace , the meeting of the presidents was held in the enlarged format of delegations. The sides discussed the specific projects, which Georgia and Azerbaijan are implementing jointly, namely, the projects carried out in the economic, energy and transports spheres, including Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi Erzurum pipelines. The presidents of Georgia and Azerbaijan made joint statements at the press conference held after the meeting. President Margvelashvili will also hold meetings with the Prime Minister and Parliament Chairperson of Azerbaijan later today.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.