The arrival of Azerbaijani President to Georgia on Monday to talk about Georgia’s role as a regional peace mediator, points to Georgia's status in this regard having been agreed both with the West and South, Mamuka Areshidze, an analyst on Caucasus affairs told Front News on Monday.
"If we manage to preserve the format of the peace mediation between Azerbaijan and Armenia, it will be very important. Obviously, this process will have serious obstacles, neither Russia will like it nor Ankara will be completely satisfied. Turkey would be ready to offer any of its cities for negotiations, but considering the factor that Turkey is less reliable for Armenia, that is why Georgia was chosen”, Areshidze said.
He stated that “given the circumstances and the current geopolitical situation, this seems like a good solution”.
“Since [Ilham]Aliyev has taken this step and arrived in Tbilisi to discuss the peace format, it means that Tbilisi's involvement in the peace process had been agreed with the power centers, both the South and the West. Moscow has no time for this now. Therefore, now it is important to promote and expand this process", said Areshidze.