"The three countries of the South Caucasus must decide which platforms and issues are of their common interest," Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani said after the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
"The timing for my visit was correct, and the meeting itself prolific. We discussed all bilateral issues of contemporary relevance and regional issues which we deem of utmost significance. The region is developing rapidly, and the dynamics is critical. Georgia, as one of the main actors of the South Caucasus, cannot lag behind the rest on these processes," Zalkaliani said, adding that all partners in the region must know each other's vision.
In the minister's words, the new geopolitical status quo results in Russia's increasing influence, and correspondingly, Georgia's position must coincide with that of the international partners.
"We are gradually facing an entirely new geopolitical situation. Russia is enjoying increasing access to the region, including military access, which is why our position should be in line with that of our strategic partners.
We deem Turkey our strategic partner, like Azerbaijan. We have already formulated well-functioning formats, with the corresponding geopolitical and economic projects, which have shown the entire world that they are effective and produce tangible results," the Georgian minister declared.