The Defence Ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia are meeting in Tbilisi. This is the latest in a series of trilateral meetings and initiatives that aim to bring the three countries closer together.
Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia have traditionally had good relations with each other, but the construction of the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline, and other similar projects that followed have given the three countries a common agenda and made them joint stakeholders in the region's future security and stability.
photo: A meeting of the Defence Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia opened on 2 April 2015 in Tbilisi (picture courtesy of APA, Baku).
As Georgia marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Georgian republic on 26 May 1918, young Georgian thinker, Giorgi Arziani reflects on the significance of that event.