“Today we also have the opportunity to hold consultations between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. If Armenia is ready, we will be ready to start this format today,” Aliyev said at a press conference following a meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
At the same time, the President of Azerbaijan believes that the signing of a peace agreement between Baku and Yerevan is both a guarantee of peace in the entire South Caucasus and a window for new opportunities for cooperation.
“After the Karabakh war, a new situation has emerged… We believe that in order to resolve this conflict, it is necessary to sign a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. We have already shared five basic principles with Armenia and we hope that Armenia will show political will, start peace negotiations and sign a peace agreement with Azerbaijan,” Aliyev said.
The President of Azerbaijan for the first time came up with the initiative to create a trilateral platform with the participation of Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi at the summit of the European Political Community in Prague in early October. Ensuring peace in the South Caucasus was one of the main topics of the forum.
Aliyev called for the creation of a new Azerbaijan-Georgia-Armenia platform
Today Aliyev arrived in Tbilisi on a working visit for talks with the head of the Georgian government. The last time the President of Azerbaijan visited Georgia was in November 2015. At that time, Garibashvili was also the Prime Minister of Georgia.
As part of the visit earlier today, together with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Aliyev visited the exhibition “The Heritage of the Karabakh Khanate”, which is being held in Chateau Mukhrani, the residence of the Bagration-Mukhransky princes in the Mtskheta region.