Georgia proposes union similar to EU for Caucasus in talks with Turkey

Georgia’s president has urged Turkey to help realize the unification of the South Caucasus but said his country does not want Russia or Iran in the alliance. “The emergence of the ‘United Caucasus’ is my aspiration,” Mikheil Saakashvili reportedly told Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu while discussing the concept of the creation of the union during their meeting in Tbilisi on Saturday.

Saakashvili reportedly expressed his belief in the concept of “open borders” across the region, saying this idea is already being discussed with the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides. The Georgian president also proposed a similar project during Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Georgia last year, but experts had little hope that it would be realized.

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