YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Gela Kvaratskhelia–Chairman of the Commission for Civil Integration of the Georgian Parliament and party representative for the "Union of Georgia’s Citizens" recently stated that the attitude of the Georgian leadership to the problems of Georgia’s Armenian population is very serious–and they are doing their best to prevent any sort of provocation.
Regarding the problem of Javakhk–he said the region only has socio-economic problems–due to the overall situation in all of Georgia. Kvaratskhelia said that the Georgian government has elaborated a specific development program–but "the country’s financial and economic situation does not allow the government to put the program into practice."
Kvaratskhelia made the statement during a conference in Yerevan on June 2 between him and Arthur Baghdasarian–Chairman of the Armenian "Country of Law" party. According to the Georgian official–his country has expressed willingness to act as a mediator in organizing a dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan to enhance the efficiency of the prisoner of war exchange process.
Before arriving in Yerevan–Kvaratskhelia was in Baku and discussed the problem with representatives of the Azerbaijani "Yeni Azerbaijan" party. Kvaratskhelia pointed out that for the aforementioned task to be fulfilled–representatives of the Georgian "Union of Georgia’s Citizens"–Armenian "Country of Law" and Azeri "Yeni Azerbaijan" are to meet in Tbilisi.