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Georgian FM: “Border changes are unacceptable and the conflicts should be resolved within the territorial integrity”

Georgian fm 300x225 Georgian FM: Border changes are unacceptable and the conflicts should be resolved within the territorial integrity”Strasbourg. Fuad Gulibeyli – “Georgia approaches the conflicts both in its territory and abroad with the same principles”, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze said answering a question by the member of the Azerbaijani delegation at the PACE session Ganira Pashayeva, APA’s European bureau reports.

Pashayeva asked: “Azerbaijan and Georgia are important alternative source and corridor for energy security in Europe. The unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia conflicts strain situation in the region and create a great threat not only for the South Caucasus, but also for Europe’s energy security. Are you satisfied with the European institutions’ efforts in the settlement of these conflicts, and what are your expectations from it? “

Vashadze noted that Georgia demands respecting the norms and principles of the international law in the issue of the occupied territories and supports the settlement of the conflicts on the basis of these norms and principles. “We have same principles in our approach to other conflicts. Border changes are unacceptable and the conflicts should be resolved within the territorial integrity and on the basis of the international law. You asked how effective role are the international organizations playing in this issue. Azerbaijan is our strategic ally and supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group for the settlement of the conflict. We consider that the South Caucasus is an important region with its rich natural resources, geo-strategic position and human potential. The international efforts should be strengthened toward the peaceful settlement of the conflicts here. The settlement of these conflicts can turn the South Caucasus into the region of cooperation”.

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