There will be no peace & stability in the Caucasus if it is not in Georgia: Turkish Foreign Minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.7. / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Turkey supports Georgia's territorial integrity, its sovereignty and its looking to European institutions, Turkish Foreign Minister, Turkey Ahmet Davudoglu, said at a joint briefing with Georgian Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, held during his visit to Georgia.
According to Davudoglu, good relations between Georgia and Turkey are based on three principles - bilateral, regional and international relations.
"Georgia and Turkey share exemplary cooperation in terms of bilateral, regional, and global relations. Our good relations have been inherited from the past and are rooted in history; after Georgia became independent, Ankara has supported Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which are important for Turkey" Davudoglu added.
Davudoglu stated that "if there is no peace and stability in Georgia, there will be neither peace nor stability in the whole of the Caucasus."
According to the minister, implementing economic projects in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey contributes to strengthening peace in the region. "We are the country-partners and work in this area will be intensified" Davudoglu added.
The Turkish Foreign Minister said that Turkey is actively involved in settling the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and will continue to work in this direction. According to Davudoglu, Turkey uniquely recognizes Georgia's territorial integrity and intends to negotiate with the separatist region of Georgia on the basis of this principle.
Davudoglu sais that today his deputy will visit Abkhazia, where he will hold talks with the leaders of the Sukhumi regime.
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