Georgian Foreign Ministry Disseminates Panjikidze’s Statement On Aze


Wednesday, January 16, 11:38

ArmInfo-BLACK SEA PRESS. The Georgian Foreign Ministry disseminated a
video record of Minister Maya Panjikidze’s Jan 10 speech in Lithuania,
Tuesday, on Facebook social media. The minister made a statement
related the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan misinterpreted by
some Mass Media.

Earlier, Azerbaijani Mass Media reported that Panjikidze allegedly
stated during her visit to Lithuania, at the meeting on January 10,
which was organized by the Lithuanian Parliamentary European Group,
that “Karabakh conflict may be settled only in favor of territorial
integrity of Azerbaijan”. On the eve, the Georgian Mass Media
disseminated information that Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina
Ivanishvili had made a remark to the head of MFA and his official
visit to Armenia, scheduled for January 17, was on the verge of
frustration. In turn, Armenia Mass Media wrote that Azerbaijani
colleagues had disseminated misinformation. Namely, according to the
Armenian Mass Media, the Georgian Foreign Ministry stated to them that
at the meeting Panjikidze had noted that “she respects Azerbaijan’s
territorial integrity”, but she had not mentioned Nagorni Karabakh
at all.

The video record has confirmed that Panjikidze expressed support to
the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan but did not mention Nagorno
Karabakh. The minister said in her speech that the territorial
conflicts are unique and came out for settlement of all such conflicts
in the region. The Foreign Ministry reports that some mass media
misinterpreted the discussions held after Panjikidze’s speech. There
is a video record of the given meeting that clarifies everything,”
the Ministry states.

From: Baghdasarian