All three countries of South Caucasus should solve regional issues “by themselves” - Georgian PM

  • “The peace agreement [between Azerbaijan and Armenia] will contribute to the establishment of long-term peace in the South Caucasus [region], which will bring prosperity to Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians”, the PM added. Photo via Government Administration

Agenda.ge, 8 Oct 2023 - 15:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Sunday said all three countries of the South Caucasus region - Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia - had to solve their regional and development issues “by themselves”.

In his address at the joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Garibashvili said Georgia was ready to be an “impartial and neutral” mediator or facilitator between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

He expressed hope that the peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia would be signed “very soon”.

The peace agreement [between Azerbaijan and Armenia] will contribute to the establishment of long-term peace in the South Caucasus [region], which will bring prosperity to Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians”, the PM added.

The Head of the Government reaffirmed Georgia’s support and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and noted “we are also grateful that Azerbaijan always firmly supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country”.

In his turn, Aliyev highlighted the need to “actively work” on the peace agreement with Armenia and noted “we need Georgia’s involvement in this situation”, while also thanking Garibashvili for his “willingness” to help Azerbaijan in “this matter”.

If Armenia agrees, we will immediately start through the relevant agencies, bilateral and trilateral meetings here in Georgia”, the Azerbaijani President stressed.

Azerbaijan and Georgia have been “constantly” supporting each other and the interests of the two countries in international organisations, Aliyev noted and reaffirmed his country’s continuous support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.

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