During his address at the 78th UN General Assembly, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced his country's commitment to fostering lasting peace in the South Caucasus. He unveiled Georgia's "Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative" and extended an invitation to Armenia and Azerbaijan to participate in this effort.
Launched by Prime Minister Garibashvili in late 2021, the "Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative" seeks to create a platform for informal dialogue among regional neighbors. Its primary goal is to facilitate cooperation and peaceful relations in a historically complex and conflict-prone region. In July 2022, the first meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan took place in Tbilisi.
One of the central elements of the initiative is the invitation for Armenia and Azerbaijan to join the process. By engaging these neighboring countries, Georgia aims to work collaboratively to achieve enduring peace in the South Caucasus.
Prime Minister Garibashvili also emphasized Georgia's transformation into a multifaceted regional hub. The country's financial sector has gained global recognition, attracting international investors and capital. Georgia is prioritizing investments in infrastructure, aiming to strengthen connectivity and bolster the logistics and energy sectors.
Furthermore, Georgia is actively developing strategic transport corridors that will serve as vital links between Asia and Europe. These corridors are crucial for facilitating trade and economic development in the Black Sea region.