Irakli Sesiashvili: If the parties want Georgia to be involved in the peace talks, we are fully prepared

"If the parties want Georgia to be involved in the peace talks, we are fully prepared, it is in our interest. However, unfortunately, there are no signs of it as of today", - Irakli Sesiashvili, chairman of the Defense and Security Committee, told reporters in response to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

As Sesiashvili noted, Georgia is also ready to provide humanitarian aid within the international format if it would be a wish of both sides.

As for the discussion of the conflict in the format of the national Security Council, Sesiashvili says that it is up to the Prime Minister.

"The situation is very difficult, it seems that there is no desire from either side to stop the fire. I call on international actors once again to become more active. You know that Georgia has neutral position, our neighbors understand this very well and treat our neutrality with respect. We can be proactive at any time if the parties are willing to see us getting involved in the peace process. We are constantly monitoring the process, the Foreign Ministry is in contact with its counterparts in Azerbaijan and Armenia on a 24-hour basis, and obviously we are analyzing how events may unfold. Also, as it is known, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan held telephone communication with their partner countries, I hope and can say - I am sure that bigger players will not be involved in the process, because everyone understands that it will lead to an international crisis and affect not only the region, but also worldwide issues. Therefore, I expect that more powerful actors will be involved in the process of calling for peace and stability, and we, too, are clearly calling on our neighbors to cease fire and devote more time and resources to peaceful dialogue", - Sesiashvili said.

In response to the question whether there is a threat to international projects in which Georgia is also involved, Sesiashvili noted that there is no such expectation at this stage.

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