July 1, 2023 - 12:54 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Georgia, if necessary, is ready to join the process of mediation between its friendly neighboring countries - Armenia and Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in parliament on Friday, June 30.
According to him, Tbilisi has established "brilliant relations" with the countries of the region, which are strengthened and reinforced by the implementation of various projects. Garibashvili noted that cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey is growing every day.
He also recalled the idea of a Neighborhood Peace Initiative platform.
"Two years ago, the first concrete results revealed themselves between Azerbaijan and Armenia. I was personally included then. And this mediation, facilitation ended with a concrete result." Garibashvili said, referring to on the release of 15 Armenian prisoners of war by Azerbaijan.
The Georgian Prime Minister reaffirmed Tbilisi's full readiness to assist in establishing interaction between Yerevan and Baku.
During the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Tbilisi repeatedly offered a platform for the settlement of relations between Yerevan and Baku. Moreover, Garibashvili himself repeatedly came up with the idea of creating a platform - a peaceful neighborhood initiative - which would allow to resolve cultural, economic and other issues between the three countries. As a result, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov, held a bilateral meeting in Tbilisi in July 2022.