Georgia's Ambassador to the European Union, Natalie Sabanadze, was the keynote speaker at a conference held at Oxford University on Monday 12 November 2018. The conference was organised by LINKS and RESC in the framework of the European Union's EPNK programme with the theme "Regional Co-operation in the South Caucasus: elusive but necessary". The Georgian diplomat reflected on the progress made in EU-Georgia relations, and how that also impacts the region at a time when the South Caucasus was trying to define itself.
You can watch her keynote speech in full on commonspace.eu you tube channel here
photo: Ambassador Natalie Sabanadze addressing the 3rd Oxford Conference on contemporary South Caucasus issues on 12 November 2018.
On Tuesday, PACE approved a resolution that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly's June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.
In the Karabakh peace process there has been a reluctance by track 1 participants to engage properly with track II initiatives. The EU supported EPNK process has shown that unconventional diplomacy has much to contribute, and its energy must now be put to good use.