Iran won’t be an obstacle in relations of Washington and Tbilisi – deputy Foreign Minister
Nino Kalandadze, deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, claimed that intensified diplomatic contacts of Tbilisi and Tehran won't impede Georgian-American relations.
She added the upcoming visit of the Foreign Minister of Iran and introduction of visa-free regime would significantly reinforce Iranian - Georgian relations and wouldn't affect the role of the USA in Georgia - Novosti-Gruzia.
"Visa-free regime with Iran is a dedicated step, as the number of tourists from Iran to our country doubled, and there is also interest in increasing trade turnover with this country. And Iran is no exception, Georgia has already introduced visa-free regime with many countries," the deputy Minister highlighted.
"Skepticism is groundless. We don't questions relations with the USA. Yet our relations with Iran are transparent. We want to have good political and economic relations with all neighbouring and big states," she said and underlined Tbilisi and Washington are strategic allies.
News about possible cancellation of visa regime between Georgia and Iran came months ago. Negotiations were planed to be started in August 2010.