ARMENPRESS. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Ilia Darchiashvili has commented on the French shipment of Bastion APCs to Armenia through Georgian territory, which has caused discontent in Azerbaijan.
In an interview with Channel One of Georgia, Darchiashvili said that Georgia has allowed both countries to equally make use of its transit routes. He added that every country has the right to have defense forces, and that every country has the right to acquire armaments which are permitted under international treaties.
“Tbilisi’s position is to allow both countries to use in equal conditions the transit function that our country has. Thus, this is our response to this topic, and there’s no need for further comments,” the Georgian FM said when asked whether the supplies could harm Georgia’s role as a mediator in the Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization process.
Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan has confirmed that Armenia acquired armored vehicles from France.
Source : Armen Press