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Georgian opposition intends to complain to NATO envoy about Saakashvili

2009-10-08 15:40

Georgian opposition intends to complain about Saakashvili at the meeting with Robert Simmons, NATO Secretary General's special envoy to South Caucasus.


Georgi Targamadze, the parliamentary minority leader, intends to discuss implementation of obligations Georgia took to approach the Alliance - RosBalt.

"We must meet certain standards not only from the point of military standards, but development of democratic processes as well. We will speak on these topics to join the Alliance sooner", Targamadze said.

Kakha Kukava, the Conservative Party leader, added they will try to "persuade Mr. Simmons that Georgia can become Europe's partner and a part of the European family even without Saakashvili; and Georgia with Saakashvili can be only the part of post-Soviet, post-Communist space".

Previously Georgia Times reported that this morning Robert Simmons, the special representative of NATO Secretary General to South Caucasus, arrived in Tbilisi.

The visit will last to October 9th, Simmons will hold meetings with representatives of the Georgian government, leaders of parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition.

Simmons announced Georgia remains the desirable candidate for NATO, but must comply with the demands to join the Alliance.

He will study the ways the government implements the conditions for cooperation with the bloc.

The special envoy will also participate in NATO Days in Georgia.


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