Georgia and the World: A Vision and Strategy for the Future, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Among all partner nations, Georgia has developed especially strong relations with the United States of America and key states of Europe. Their economic, political, military and moral support has been instrumental in helping Georgia to achieve its national goals...

The highest priority of Georgian foreign policy is to achieve full integration into European political, economic, and security structures, thus fulfilling the historical aspiration of the Georgian nation to participate fully in the European community.

Deepening cooperation with the EU represents a paramount aim of Georgian foreign policy.

The EU member states and the community as a whole have supported the territorial integrity an sovereignty of Georgia since the early days of its independence...

Georgia considers the co-operation with the United States of America and European countries as a main segment of the strategy of integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures.

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Statement by Armenian President R. Kocharian at the UN Millenium Summit,
7 September 2000

Armenia remains committed to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. We will continue to work intensively with the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group, and we underscore their contribution to maintaining the cease-fire regime. Equally, we are ready to maintain direct contacts with Azerbaijan in order to search for compromises, although we think that direct negotiation between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabagh would be more productive, especially taking into account the fact that Nagorno-Karabagh is a de facto established and open for a dialogue state.

In this connection I would like to specially mention that the situation around Nagorno-Karabagh today is a consequence of the Azerbaijani aggression of 1991-92 aimed at the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population, as well as a consequence of the Azerbaijani refusal to accept the recent proposals by the mediators in the conflict.

The contemporary history of conflict resolutions reflects the changing nature of inter- and intrastate relations. It clearly displays the necessity of breaking through the frameworks of conventional perceptions of sovereignty. In this context, we are confident that the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict can only be materialised on the basis of the legal equality of the parties to the conflict.