Georgia to pursue Iranians problems via diplomatic channels: FM

IRNA – Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani confirmed problems facing Iranians seeking to enter the country, saying that Georgian government is pursuing the case through diplomatic channels.

Talking to the Georgian TV Channel ‘Avval’, he aded, “We have different information that some of which are untrue.”

Reports that some 200 Iranians were not allowed in are not correct, he reiterated.

“We will be in contact with the Iranian embassy and will share information in the field,” he said.

However, he declined to answer the question why the Iranian citizens are not allowed to enter Georgia.

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi complained about the problems caused for Iranian citizens in Georgia, saying that foreign ministry’s strategy is to defend Iranians’ rights, as it has certain tasks in this respect.

Regarding the deportation of Iranian citizens from the Georgian borders, Qasemi said that it happened on Georgian ground and air borders so that 200 people from the country’s borders were deported for various reasons on Sunday.

“Some of them did not have the necessary documents, and some agencies and groups who lacked the necessary qualifications by taking funds from citizens have tried to deport them to the country”, he said.

Qasemi advised those who are planning to travel to Georgia take strict caution and carry authorized documents with them and not to be lured by the companies that don’t have the right qualifications in this regard.

At the same time, he said, ‘There are some problems related to the Georgian government that are being pursued and we are going to ask our embassy to talk with the relevant authorities in this regard.