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Georgia keen to improve friendly ties with Iran

Georgia’s new President says his administration will strive to strengthen Tbilisi-Tehran friendship bonds.

In a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific and Commonwealth Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour on Monday, Giorgi Margvelashvili described cordial ties between the two countries as age-old and strong.

Rahimpour, who attended Margvelashvili’s inauguration ceremony on Sunday, voiced Tehran’s readiness to expand relations with Georgia’s new administration.

Margvelashvili, an ally of Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, won the October 27 presidential election with 62 percent of the vote.

Rahimpour said Iran is prepared to exploit all existing channels to further upgrade its relations with Georgia.

In a congratulatory message to Margvelashvili on November 4, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani hailed the “deep and unbreakable friendship between Iran and Georgia.”

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