Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says Georgia has a strategic partnership and friendly relationship with Azerbaijan and Armenia, “therefore, Georgia can not be biased in this situation, Georgia is 100% neutral, and we can not take any side in this situation,” Georgian Public Broadcaster reports.
In a panel discussion together with the PM Pashinian, Garibashvili said “Georgia should maintain its neutral position here.”
“My friend Nikol Pashinian knows this very well, and my friend Ilham Aliyev knows this very well, so, therefore, I think we should ask these questions to leaders, to PM Pashinian and President Aliyev.
I would not comment on that, because I want to safeguard our neutral, unbiased position in our region, I think this is in the interest of the three of us.
We had a very fruitful meeting last month when I hosted the Tbilisi Silk Forum and I am grateful to my friend Nikol Pashinian who visited Georgia and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan also attended the forum. I think there was a good opportunity, three of us managed to sit down and talk about the future of our region, the future cooperation, how to overcome the difficulties, how to overcome the barriers which the Prime Minister Pashinian just described,” said PM during the Paris Peace Forum’s panel discussion.