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Relations between Georgia and Azerbaijan are deepening2012-12-19 13:45
Relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia cannot change, they can only deepen. This was announced by the Vice Speaker of Georgian parliament Zurab Abashidze in Baku, the Trend reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"In a short time the Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili intends to visit Azerbaijan and discuss prospects of bilateral relations", said Abashidze.
According to him, the new Georgian government is seriously considering all the issues of regional relations. "For us the most important thing is the Georgian-Azerbaijani issues. Heydar Aliyev has laid the foundation of our relationship in such a way that no one can break them", Abashidze added.
Meanwhile, the memorandum on the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia between Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey takes effect till the end of this week. According to the 1news.az, the document provides, inter alia, agreed transit fares on this route, bypassing Russia. They are expected to be lower transit rates in Russia for at least 10-13%.
The corridor passes successively through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, including the Black Sea waters of the latter two countries. Pipelines from Azerbaijan and Central Asia to Europe must pass through the same route also bypassing Russia.