"Azerbaijan remains to be Georgia's strategic partner, a very close neighbor and friend," Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani said after the government session.
According to Zalkaliani, during the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan to Georgia, substantive talks took place on the demarcation-demilitarization process.
"Our Azerbaijani counterparts have been provided with comprehensive information on the circumstances caused by the new materials. We agreed that it is necessary to continue the substantive work within the Commission to reach an agreement acceptable to both Georgia and Azerbaijan. Every side defends its position. We can have no complaints against the Azerbaijani side, and our Azerbaijani colleagues understand our position. It was very clearly expressed at the joint press conference we held after this visit. Since then, we have seen a baseless attack on me and the government by our opponents, as if the issue is being politicized and linked to Azerbaijan and Armenia's ongoing escalation. I assure you that nothing threatens our strategic partnership and friendly relations with our neighbor Azerbaijan," said David Zalkaliani.
According to the Minister, meetings were planned for the new Commission's work, but could not be held due to the pandemic.
"We did not waste a single day to obtain new documents supporting our position, evidence that was not used by the members of the previous Commission. I think the Commission must resume its work now, and based on these newly discovered circumstances, continue negotiations," said Davit Zalkaliani.