West may refuse to forgive Tbilisi its friendship with Iran – expert
Mamuka Areshidze, the well-known political scientist, said that intensification of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Iran can damage relations of Tbilisi and the West.
Areshidze believes such steps must be agreed with Western partners. "Otherwise it's a very dangerous step and can turn really bad for us," the expert believes.
He added Iran is extremely interested in development of foreign ties. "Iran is interested in investing in foreign states, including Georgia. The government of Georgia, in its turn, interested in luring investments. As far as I know, one of the topics of negotiations with Iran will be construction of two new hydro power plants in Georgia on Iranian investments," Areshidze highlighted.
Today Manouchehr Mottaki, the Foreign Minister of Iran, starts the 2-day visit to Georgia.
Foreign Ministry of Georgia specified the work on the document on cancellation of visa regime between the two countries had already been finished, and the sides would sign it in the course of the visit.
Tbilisi keeps on persuading its American partners its relations with Iran don't contradict interests of the USA.
"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," Nino Kalandadze, the deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia said.