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Azerbaijan and Georgia Agree Priorities for Territorial Cooperation

October 27, 2014

Tbilisi, October 27, 2014 priorities and common challenges of the territorial cooperation of border regions of Azerbaijan and Georgia are the focus of the Inaugural Joint Decision Making Committee meeting in Tbilisi on the 31st of October 2014. The meeting will take place in Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 4, Freedom Square, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The representative of central and local state authorities, civil society organisations and their networks from Azerbaijan and Georgia will gather together to discuss and endorse the Joint Operational Programme (JOP) that will set up a basic framework for Azerbaijan-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Grant Programme. The priorities, requirements to projects and beneficiaries, programme implementation modalities are the key elements of the JOP. The participants will consider the results of public discussion of the Joint Operational Programme held in eligible regions of Azerbaijan and Georgia and adopt this programming document for launching Call for Proposals. The budget of the programme constitutes 1.35 million EUR. The programme covers Ganja-Gazakh and Sheki-Zaqatala regions of Azerbaijan and Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions of Georgia.

The Joint Decision Making Committee that plays a vital role for the Azerbaijan-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme implementation will be formally established. The Co-Chairmen of the JDMC meeting are Mr. Rulsan Rustamli, Head of Department for Cooperation with International Organizations of the Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Azerbaijan Republic and Mr. Tengiz Shergelashvili, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.

The Inaugural Joint Decision Making Committee meeting is organised by the EaPTC Managing Authority South in cooperation with the EaPTC Support Programme.

For additional information please contact Tatiana Derevyankina, EaPTC Support Prgramme Communication Expert by e-mail:

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