"We understand the reasons for the Georgian leadership's decision not to join the '3+3' format (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Türkiye)," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a briefing on the outcomes of the meeting of the heads of foreign affairs of the "3+3" regional platform on South Caucasus held in Tehran, APA reports.
Lavrov also mentioned that the doors of the "3+3" format in South Caucasus have always remained open for Georgia: "We understand the reasons behind the Georgian leadership's decision not to join this 'six-party format'. In any case, the Georgian government is acting in accordance with its national interests. This gives reason to believe that '3+3' will be fully represented in the near future."
Lavrov also noted that during the meeting of foreign ministers, they paid close attention to the geopolitical situation in the region:
"During the meeting, satisfaction was expressed with the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran, and Armenia and Türkiye. I also want to emphasize that Russia actively supports the normalization process in all of these directions. We will continue to do so," stated Russia's Foreign Minister.