“As you know, several countries and also some international organizations are trying to support the normalization process between Armenia and Azerbaijan today. We welcome that. If it is not lop-sided and biased, of course, we welcome any mediation and assistance. However, in my opinion, taking into account both the historical relations and the geographical factor, the most correct option in this field would certainly be Georgia.”
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated this on October 8 in a joint statement with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili to the press in Tbilisi.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili for Georgia’s offer of mediation in this matter, the head of the state noted: “I think that we should expect the same approach from Armenia, as a country that is ready for this, and if Armenia agrees, the heads of our relevant authorities can immediately come to Georgia for both bilateral and trilateral meetings.”