Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 March / Trend corr J. Babayeva/ In spite of the arising obstacles, the founding meeting of the Congress of Azerbaijanis in Georgia (CAG) will anyway take place at the Cinema House in Tbilisi on 17 March, Ali Babayev, the co-founder of the Congress and the Chair of the public union 'Georgia - My Homeland', told Trend in a telephone conversation from Tbilisi on 15 March.
The co-founders of the Congress include about 20 Georgia-based Azerbaijani NGOs. The purpose of the CAG is to assist integration of Azerbaijanis into the Georgian community, as well as studying the ways for solving their problems.
"During the preparations for the CAG founding meeting some forces which oppose cohesion of Azerbaijanis residing in Georgia were creating obstacles to prevent the meeting," Babayev said.
According to Babayev, they received a plenty of letter from Azerbaijanis'' diaspora organizations which support establishment of the CAG.
The representatives of the Azerbaijan State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Residing Abroad and of the parliamentary friendship group Azerbaijan-Georgia, the Georgian Ombudswoman Sozar Subari, the Governors of the Georgian regions populated with Azerbaijanis, well-known political scientists and conflict scientists of Georgia are expected to participate in the meeting," Babayev said.
"The representatives of Georgian and Azerbaijani political parties have not been invited to the meting, for CAG does not pursue political goals," he said.