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Nalbandov refused to answer the question about Guantanomo prisoners’ resettling to Georgia2009-08-24 13:30
At today's traditional briefing in the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, Alexander Nalbandov, the deputy Minister, refused to answer the question about possible resettlement of Guantanomo detainees to Georgia - Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He stated that as the Foreign Ministry representative, he had no information on the issue and therefore could neither confirm nor refute it.
"The information was spread by foreign and Georgian mass media. And I won't make comments basing mass media information," Nalbandov said.
Previously Georgia Times reported l that last Saturday messages were spread by Rustavi 2 citing to Washington Post that Georgia can accept Guantanamo prisoners.
"The administration [Obama's administration] has held positive talks" with Tbilisi on this issue, the TV channel reports.
"Indeed, a senior Georgian official joked in an interview that his country, which just marked the first anniversary of a war with Russia, would accept every Guantanamo detainee if the deal came with the establishment of a U.S. military base in Georgia", the article says.
Six EU countries: Great Britain, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain agreed to accept detainees.