News ID: 235787
Published: 0328 GMT December 14, 2018

Georgia FM: Tbilisi committed to develop Tehran ties

Georgia FM: Tbilisi committed to develop Tehran ties

National Desk

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zakaliani said his country is committed to develop ties with Iran, denying that Georgia’s policy toward Tehran has changed. 

Zakaliani made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Georgia Javad Qavam Shahidi, IRNA reported.

The meeting came days after Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Georgian Ambassador to Tehran Ioseb Chakhvashvili over recent reports of the Tbilisi government’s disrespect for some Iranian passengers.

Iran voiced its strong opposition to the improper behavior of Georgian border officers toward some Iranian nationals.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that given the current conditions, Iranian nationals are well-advised not to take unnecessary trips to Georgia.

His remarks came after reports that several Iranian passengers had their Islamic headscarves disrespected during security check for a flight from Tbilisi to Iran’s city of Isfahan.

Earlier, on December 2, the Iranian Embassy in Georgia had confirmed reports about the deportation or entry ban of dozens of Iranian citizens from the Caucasus country.






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