On October 24, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Georgia for a one-day working visit. The abrupt nature of Aliyev’s visit was characterized as “strange” and “mysterious” by many experts in Tbilisi (Civil.ge; Netgazeti.ge, October 24). Indeed, the brevity of the visit and its format raised questions. David Avalishvili of Nation.ge underscored in a November 20 interview with this author that “it looked like an emergency visit caused by the urgent need to discuss important geopolitical issues with the Georgian leadership” (Author’s interview, November 20). He added that the statements of the Azerbaijani president and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at a briefing near the Chateau Mukhrani, in the centrally located Mtskheta Municipality, did little to clarify the situation.