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Bakradze met with Speaker and Vice PM of Turkey2010-02-11 11:50
In the course of his visit to Ankara David Bakradze, the Speaker of Georgian Parliament, met with his Turkish counterpart Mehmet Ali Şahin and Vice PM Bulent Arinc - Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the press service of the Parliament, chairmen of legislative bodies of both countries discussed partner interrelations and highlighted importance of deepening inter-parliamentary cooperation.
Mehmet Ali Şahin confirmed Turkey's support fir sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and underlined importance of stability and security in the region for further development of bilateral strategic partnership.
He also touched upon the issue of five Turkish vessels, arrested in territorial waters of Georgia, Bakradze explained the ships and their crews were detained for violations. A joint commission, settling the problem with consideration of bilateral interests, is working on the issue.
At the meeting with the Vice PM the joint projects in spheres of economy and energy were discussed. Bakradze said about the new initiatives of Georgian government to favour creation of liberal environment for foreign businessmen. One of these initiatives implies granting Turkish citizens right to stay in territory of Georgia without passports for 3 days.
At the meeting they also touched upon building a joint 1000 - kV power line to be possessed by both Georgia and Turley.
Bakradze told Arinc about domestic political situation in Georgia, including amendments in the Electoral Code.