Saakashvili announced a gas agreement between Tbilisi and Tehran

Tbilisi, January 27, 2006 - Iran will start supplying Georgia with gas on January 29 or 30, Georgian President Milhail Saakashvili announced on Friday 27th at the cabinet meeting.

According to, Saakashvili did not specify the price or even the volume of gas that Georgia plans to import from Iran, via Azerbaijan.

"According to this contract, the Iranian side will begin to supply a minimum volume of gas to Georgia, from Sunday or at the latest Monday", indicated the Georgian head of state who, moreover, denied the rumors that Georgian televisions have fueled as to the price of Iranian gas. "In this given situation, the price {of Iranian gas} is very favorable to Georgia," Saakashvili insisted.

Earlier, the Georgian media had indeed raised a price up to 120 dollars for 1.000 m3 Iranian gas, 10 dollars more than Russian gas.

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