“The OSCE Ministerial is a significant event, and our cooperation with this organization holds a special place in Georgia’s foreign policy priorities. Hence, our presence here is crucial,” stated Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili, when asked about Georgia’s participation and the criticism from opponents questioning why Georgia did not boycott the session like Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Ukraine.
“In general, the OSCE Ministerial is the most important event. We have many years of important cooperation. Cooperation with this organization has a special role in the foreign political priorities of Georgia. Therefore, our presence here is important. It is also an important platform to talk about the challenges of our country. We are here to make the most of this platform. Here are the foreign ministers of the member countries, and this is the platform we use to speak about the faced challenges. Accordingly, our main motivation is to mobilize our partners more and talk about the challenges that exist in the region and that our country faces,” remarked Darchiashvili.
The two-day ministerial meeting of the OSCE in North Macedonia began today, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also participating in the session. The participation of Lavrov led to a boycott by the Baltic States, Poland, and Ukraine during the meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers.