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Saakashvili Meets Iranian Foreign Minister
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 Nov.'10 / 23:49

  • Saakashvili 'concerned' over Sakineh Ashtiani's case;
  • 'Studies of Persian language will deepen in Georgia';
  • 'Iran's support to Georgia's territorial integrity important'

Iran's Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, met with President Saakashvili on November 4 before concluding his two-day visit to Georgia.
Saakashvili and Mottaki "discussed bilateral and international issues. The sides emphasized the importance of cooperation in the field of tourism, people-to-people contacts and youth exchanges between the two countries," the Georgian President's administration said in a statement after the meeting.

"It was decided during the meeting that studies of Persian language and Iranian history and culture will deepen in Georgia."

"The President of Georgia stressed the significance of the Iranian government's support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia."

"President Saakashvili expressed support for further dialogue and official contacts and development of legal instruments between Georgia and Iran," the President's administration said.

It also said that Saakashvili stressed the importance of talks between P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany) and Iran over the latter's nuclear program.

Saakashvili expressed "concern" over the faith of an Iranian woman, who could be stoned to death for adultery. The Iranian Foreign Minister said at a news conference in Tbilisi on November 3, that no final decision had been made yet about Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's case.

Also on November 4 the Iranian Foreign Minister inaugurated Iran's consular office in Georgia's Black Sea resort of Batumi.

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