"Our mediation, which has been so relevant in the South Caucasus in recent days, and the actualization of our role, something the Prime Minister has done in the last month, aimed at making Georgia's role important among the priority communities in the light of international, global security and this new geopolitical situation," the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Davit Zalkaliani, stated about it at a briefing held at the Government Administration.
According to him, intensive attempts at mediation started 2-3 months ago and entered a particularly active phase during last month, when the Prime Minister was in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey.
"You know that the international community responds immediately to hotspots.
We need a lot of effort to keep the issue of Georgia on the agenda of the international community, and we use different methods and tactics. One of the important things in this international relationship is to show our importance, our function, to the big players in the region.
I tell you from my experience, I have been in the diplomatic service for 30 years, and since the first day of independent Georgia, all the authorities have tried to play the role of mediator and give us a peacekeeping function in the region. Attempts were directed, but there was no concrete result, and for the first time, this result was achieved. This is a remarkable thing, a victory for the country.
It is inappropriate to say now that Georgia is not represented in the international agenda and in the context of global security and that Georgia is not talked about. The facts show something completely different," said the Foreign Minister.