ArmInfo. The Georgian authorities have always tried to play the role of a mediator and get the function of a peacemaker in the region, Georgian Foreign Minister, Deputy Prime Minister David Zalkaliani said at a briefing today.
It became known last week that Azerbaijan released 15 Armenian citizens detained during the conflict with the active mediation of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and with the inclusion of acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker.
In addition, the Armenian side handed over important materials to Azerbaijan with the help of the Prime Minister of Georgia. The head of the Georgian government was personally in constant contact with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
"Efforts have been made in the past, but there was no concrete result, and for the first time this result came. This is an unprecedented case, a victory for the country, a huge victory for our country. And the fact that this mediation and facilitation from our side was constantly taking place from Tbilisi within the framework of the G7 format, and world leaders were interested, they were constantly interested in what was happening in terms of mediation, what progress was, and they constantly received messages from Tbilisi, and thus our agenda has become even more urgent, and our role, significance and function have been emphasized, " Zalkaliani said
According to him, rather intensive attempts at mediation began already 2 - 3 months ago and in the last month they entered a particularly active phase, when the Prime Minister of Georgia was on a visit to Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey.
"We need to make great efforts to ensure that the topic of Georgia is constantly on the agenda of the international community, and for this we use different methods and tactical ways.
One of the important issues in these international relations is to show our importance, to show our function to major players in the region. This is exactly what has been done in the last 2-3 days and what has been done by the Georgian authorities under the leadership of the Prime Minister," Zalkaliani noted, Georgia- online reports.