Tbilisi, February 3, AZERTAC
The role of Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus has been discussed at an international forum in Tbilisi, Georgia. The forum titled “Prospects of democratic and economic development of Georgia” was attended by PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who briefed the participants on the priorities of the economic policy and regional cooperation between the countries. Deputy Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Georgia Dursun Hasanov, Head of the EU Delegation in Tbilisi Janos Herman, ambassadors of the US, Germany, Turkey and other countries also participated in the forum.
The panel sessions focused on regional and cross-boundary cooperation, energy and technology, ICT sector, logistics projects, international transport. The speakers pointed out that energy and transport projects implemented with the participation of Azerbaijan and Georgia paved the way for overall development not only of the region but also the eastern and western countries.
The discussions also revolved around ethnic conflicts in the South Caucasus and their negative impact on regional development. The participants underlined that unresolved, frozen conflicts impede sustainable development and stability in the region. Speakers urged the international community to promote settlement of conflicts in the South Caucasus.
Addressing the event, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze said Azerbaijan is a strategic partner of Georgia and its major supplier of energy.