Georgian president congratulates Iranian counterpart on re-election

Moscow, May 22, IRNA -- President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili congratulated victory of Hassan Rouhani in the 12th Presidential election of Iran on Friday.

“I am confident that by Your Excellency management the outlook for the expansion of ties between Tehran and Tbilisi is bright and I am waiting for a visit to reach such goal,' he said.

Margvelashvili underlined in his message that 'I believe your presidency will once again help Iran and pave the way for removal of regional challenges and problems'.

He wished success for President-elect Hassan Rouhani and expressed hope that in a near future the two presidents have the opportunity for a visit to consider mutual cooperation.

Hassan Rouhani by more than 23 million votes declared winner of the 12th Presidential Election in Iran and received 57 percent of votes.

Georgia in Caucasus region has old and friendly relations with Iran.