Armenia is a nation which today enjoys the greatest recognition among the countries of the region, said Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in an interview Friday with the Armenian newspaper, Azg. In his view, Armenia retains its attraction, 'in addition to which, she has a centuries-old history of friendship with the West and Russia, and all that must be used in the interest of the entire region.'
Mikhail Saakashvili likewise noted that he has hopes for the 'economic and juridical union of Georgia and Armenia.' 'I want to share our experience. For example, right now we are trying to normalize relations with Russia. I think that in this respect Armenia can be of help to us, insofar as she maintains close ties of friendship with Russia,' the Georgian president said.
In addition, he said that he hoped during his visit to Armenia to learn and adopt a great deal from President Kocharian, 'everything that can be adopted.'