We Need not Talks How to Hold Negotiations, but Acts: Georgia’s Deputy State Minister (video)

Politics Materials 16 April 2008 21:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 April /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / We need not talks how to hold negotiations, but rapid and dynamic acts, said Georgia's Deputy State Minister for Reintegration, Dmitry Manjavidze, on 16 April during the press-conference as a result of the international conference 'Principal grounds of conflict settlement in GUAM participating countries'.

"It would be better if all, with whom we negotiate, would understand that these are not simply negotiations, we go towards actions," Manjavidze said.

According to him, the first legal resource that should be used is the indivisibility of the territory and sovereignty.

"We are prepared for negotiations process," Manjavidze said.

It is impossible to risk and misuse good relations for long, said the Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Araz Azimov.

"This conference is urgent because we, for the first time, decided to clarify the situation and give an opportunity to ourselves to assess the resources that we have throughout international law," he said.

According to Azimov, this conference was not simply a forum for political discussions of paining issues of states who share similar interests. "We accumulated worldwide experience regarding the problem of conflict settlement and crisis which appear due to it," the Deputy Minister said.

According to Azimov, the resources being discovered during such meetings will help us use them at international level in the future.

The conference 'Principal grounds of conflict settlement in GUAM participating countries' lasted in Baku two days.

Four post-Soviet republics; Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, established the GUAM format in 1997 during a summit of presidents of European Union countries in Strasburg. In 1999, Uzbekistan joined the organization but left four years later. In 2006, at the first summit of the organization in Kiev a decision was made to announce GUAM as an international organization with a new name; Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM.

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