According to IRNA, Merkel will travel to Armenia and then Azerbaijan on a three-day visit after Georgia.
German Chancellor at the Tbilisi Airport was welcomed by Foreign Minister David Zalcalliani and Georgian Ambassador to Germany Olga Khukrishvili.
An official ceremony is scheduled to take place in the government office, after which the Chancellor will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhatzeh and President Giorgi Margolashvili in the office of the President.
According to the report, he will visit Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia and will negotiate with the leaders of these countries.
The German government is interested in developing political and economic relations with the countries of the South Caucasus region, including Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
** Review of the continuation of the Georgian-EU visa-free regime
Since March 2017, the European Union has been using the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens to travel to the union for 90 days. Of course, citizens of Georgia should have a visa for employment and studying in EU countries.
The EU’s visa-free regime for Georgian citizens has had adverse consequences and the number of asylum seekers in EU countries has increased, and so far Germany, France, Switzerland and Iceland have expressed concern.
The German government, with the drafting of a draft law, will put Georgia in the safe list, but will make a final decision on this matter in parliament.
According to the latest figures from the International Organization for Migration, nearly 2.5 thousand Georgian citizens from Germany, 490 from Switzerland and 471 from Belgium have applied for asylum in the current year.
The German Chancellor is expected to visit Tbilisi on a trip today to prevent Georgian citizens from applying for asylum.
Baku – IRNA