“Tbilisi is a neutral, impartial platform, a place where countries can meet and speak about peace, cooperation and development, and it will be the venue of the Silk Road Forum,” said Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, remarking on the participation of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the event.
“This is a place where heads of our two important strategic partners and neighbours will meet. I believe this confirms our role and stance, which the Georgian government holds with neighbour countries, and our interest is to contribute to the peace processes in the South Caucasus region, boost economic ties, and promote intensification of economic relations,” he said.
Also, according to the Minister, representatives from the Balkan states will participate in the forum.
“You know we are going through an interesting path of European integration, when the countries of the Balkans and Georgia, as well as the Associated Trio, are in the process of getting closer to the European Union. We have a common agenda for full membership in Europe, and cooperation and experience sharing are also very important,” he said.
Georgia will host the fourth Tbilisi Silk Road Forum on October 26-27. The two-day platform serves as an opportunity to enhance economic, political, and cultural connections between Asia and Europe. More than 2,000 delegates from 60 countries will take part in the international forum.