Georgian Azerbaijanis have addressed President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Speaker of the Parliament Shalva Papuashvili, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and the offices of major international organizations in Tbilisi, with a statement protesting against Armenia’s unacceptable and intolerable behavior.
The statement describes in detail the military provocation committed by the units of the Armenian Armed Forces on September 12-13, 2022, stressing that all responsibility for the provocations, clashes and losses lies with the military-political leadership of Armenia.
It says that the Azerbaijanis of Georgia are deeply concerned about the current situation and that Armenia, ignoring the norms of international law, is making every effort to hinder the process of peace talks initiated by Azerbaijan and mediated by the European Union.
Our compatriots called on Georgian officials and international organizations to intensify their efforts and take practical steps to put an end to Armenia’s aggressive policy and revanchism and move toward peace.
The statement was signed by 51 non-governmental organizations: Azerbaijan House, the Georgian representation of the Caucasus Muslims Office, Azerbaijani Bussiness Association (AZEBI), GanunLegal Aid Center, All-Georgian Muslim Supreme Religious Administration, Varlig Cultural Center, the Georgian office of the Azerbaijan Writers Union, Azerbaijani-Georgian Cultural Association named after M.F. Akhundzade, Alliance Youth Center, Union of Azerbaijani Journalists of Georgia, Caucasus Law and Integration Center, UNION Youth Organization, Union of Borchali Entrepreneurs, Georgian Azerbaijani Integration Center, ERA Theater, Development and Education Center, Marneuli Youth Center, ShafafCaucasus Reconstruction and Development Center, Borchali Forward Public Association, Gardabani Youth Center, Ahli Beit Society, GAXA.GE News Agency of Georgian Azerbaijanis, Association of Active Azerbaijani Women of Georgia, Council of Elders of the Azerbaijanis of Georgia, Georgian Islamic Research Center (GIAM), Georgian Media Organization “Leader”, Association of Scientific Research, Bolnisi Cultural Center, Georgian Youth Support and Education Organization, Kvemo KartliCivil Society Development Institute, Sarvan folk ensemble, Georgian Solidarity Movement, Public Organization of Rustavi Azerbaijanis, Creative Youth Academy, Logman organization, Sadakhli Cultural Center, Olympic Sports School, Cultural Center of Azerbaijani School Youth of Georgia, Georgian Azerbaijani Lawyers Association, Supta AmbebiOrganization, Gunesh Association, Civil Union for Education and Society Development, Imam Ali Charitable Foundation, Amin Charitable Foundation, Saadet Foundation, Ozan Public Association, Great Unity Organization, Path of Friendship Public Organization, Garayazi Revival Union, DarvazCultural Charitable Society, Salam Cultural Charitable Society, and others.
At the same time, ceremonies to commemorate the Azerbaijani soldiers who had given their lives for the territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of the Azerbaijani state were held in Tbilisi, at the Alliance Youth Center in Dmanisi, Bolnisi and Marneuli Districts, at the Dmanisi Education Center, the Caucasus Law and Integration Center and the Georgian Azerbaijani Integration Center.
At the Juma Mosque in Tbilisi, prayers were recited for the souls of the soldiers of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces who had been killed in the large-scale provocation committed by the Armenian armed forces and in the 44-day Patriotic War.