Georgia thanked Armenia on Monday for helping to restore electricity supplies in the country that were disrupted the previous night by reported accidents in the Georgian power distribution network.
Most of Georgia, including the capital Tbilisi, were left without electricity for more than two hours late on Sunday. Georgian officials attributed the outage to disruptions of several high-voltage power transmission lines. The precise cause of the emergency was not immediately clear.
Power supply in the country was restored after the Georgian government reportedly asked neighboring Armenia and Turkey for emergency electricity imports. Yerevan appears to have swiftly reacted to the request.
In a statement circulated by his press office, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili praised Georgian energy officials and utility workers for “the quick resolution of the force majeure situation.” “The president of Georgia also thanks the Armenian side for the provided assistance,” read the statement.
“I want to say a big thank you to the friendly state of Armenia,” Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze said for his part, according to Apsny.ge. “I want to thank my Armenian counterpart for the great assistance provided to Georgia yesterday: they gave us electricity when we found ourselves in a force majeure situation.”
Neither the Armenian government nor the Energy Ministry in Yerevan issued any statements on that assistance.