In an interview with the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, Georgia's Ambassador to Turkey, George Janjgava, said on Monday (3 January) that his country will not participate in the next 3+3 Caucasus platform meeting to be held in Turkey.
“Georgia will definitely not attend the 3+3 meeting,” Janjgava told Daily Sabah.
Russia last month hosted the inaugural meeting of the regional platform. However, Tbilisi refuses to attend, citing Russian aggression towards the ex-Soviet nation.
Janjgava underlined that Georgia sees both Turkey and Azerbaijan as “our strategic partners” and views Armenia as a "historical and good neighbour" in a neighbourhood also home to Iran.
“But Russia is a country which is occupying 20% of Georgian territory,” the ambassador strongly emphasised.