Tbilisi (GBC) - Regional security matters, strategic partnership and new prospects of cooperation were discussed on Sunday in a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

Garibashvili noted the two countries had achieved “significant” progress in cooperation, reflected in both economic and political dimensions, the Government Administration said.

The Georgian official stressed the existing regional projects were a “clear” example of “effective” strategic cooperation, sustainable development and reliable partnership between the two countries that would bring “more economic independence, security and prosperity” to both countries.

The officials also reviewed the security environment in the Black Sea region, with Garibashvili emphasising the importance of settling issues through peaceful negotiations.

He also extended his gratitude to Erdoğan for his “strong” support for Georgia's sovereignty, territorial integrity, as well as EU and NATO integration.