The Armenian side must demand specifications from the president of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili regarding her statement about “occupied” Azerbaijani and Georgian territories at the meeting with the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, political analyst Hrant Melik-Shahnzaryan said, speaking to Aysor.am.
“It is clear that Georgia is speaking from the position of territorial integrity, considering own issues in Abkhazia and Ossetia, nevertheless it is necessary for Georgia to differentiate its issues from the Artsakh conflict in particular for avoiding such unpleasant situations,” the political analyst said.
He noted that Armenia’s policy toward Georgia must not be agreed with the statements of this or that Georgian officials.
“The significance Georgia has for Armenia and the impact Armenia has on Georgia must allow us work out stable political line and impose it a bit on Georgia. We must force, demand and make the Georgian side always consider Armenia’s interests in their statements,” Melik-Shahnazaryan said, stressing that Armenia, as a state, has the potential and in case of successive work the mentioned may become a reality.
Concluding, the political analyst stressed once again that the Armenian side is the one to form the agenda of Armenian-Georgian relations as the resources it has for influencing that county are big, besides Georgia is very important for Armenia.
During her visit to Baku Georgia’s president Salome Zourabichvili stated at the meeting with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev that during the recent years their two countries have passed through the similar tragedies. “During the recent years our countries have passed through similar tragedies. Today we feel what occupation means for a country, when your territorial integrity is breached. The occupation lines are open wounds for us and impede our development,” Zourabichvili stated, adding that despite these tragedies, they managed to strengthen and develop their economies to continue their path as independent states.
Zourabichvili is planning to visit Armenia in upcoming days.