Azerbaijan recognizes the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, which were approved upon Georgia’s accession to the United Nations, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told APA.
He was commenting on Syria’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.
Azerbaijan demonstrates a principled position on such issues, noted Hajiyev.
“Azerbaijan is implementing a number of geo-strategic projects in the region with the participation of Georgia. One of these projects is the Southern Gas Corridor, launched to deliver Azerbaijani gas to European markets. Such projects meet the interests of both Azerbaijan and Georgia and contribute to the development of the two countries,” the spokesman added.