Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has made a statement regarding ongoing hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia, stating that ‘it is in our common interest for peace to be restored in the region as quickly as possible. Georgia is ready to facilitate this process in any way, including by hosting a meeting of representatives of the sides of the conflict in Tbilisi for the purpose of holding a dialogue’.
Gakharia said earlier today that another military confrontation between Azerbaijan and Armenia has created a ‘grave situation’.
We all understand that further escalation of the situation will have an extremely negative impact on the security of the entire region. We once again call on the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and international actors to make the most of the available opportunities to end the escalation and resume dialogue,” Gakharia stated.
He said that Georgia has good neighborly relations with both countries, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Historically, our ethnic Azerbaijani and Armenian citizens living in Georgia have always played a great role in the development and strengthening of our country, as well as the entire region. At the same time, their peaceful coexistence is a good example demonstrating that Georgians, Armenians, and Azerbaijanis have the potential to turn the entire South Caucasus into an area of peace and development,” Gakharia said.
Hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh resumed between Azerbaijan and Armenia earlier this month.