Tbilisi is ready to work to carry out important geopolitical infrastructure projects within the format of the Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia trio. Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani stated this at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey, News Georgia reported.
"Stability is important for the development of the region," he added, in particular.
At that, the Georgian official noted that Azerbaijan and Turkey are Georgia's strategic allies, as well as stressed his country’s historical and friendly ties with Armenia. "It is a practical demonstration of our practical cooperation. And that is why we want to convey that message to all our neighbors and, especially, to our Armenian partners. We are ready to work in the format of the Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia trio in terms of regional cooperation," Zalkaliani said.
He reiterated that strengthening regional cooperation is an absolute priority for Georgia.
Also, Zalkaliani noted that it is important to implement specific projects that should contribute to economic cooperation, the expansion of transport links, the use of the potential of the Caspian and Black Seas. "We [Georgia] have realized that we need to work actively, even despite our limited resources. A good example of this is the humanitarian cooperation that has been achieved between Armenia and Azerbaijan—with the support of the Prime Minister of Georgia and our American partners—, which provides for the release of captives in exchange for maps of minefields, which also shows that Georgia can do more. I think this is a good start to that process," he said.