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Georgian leader called Europe a mirage

2010-11-23 18:20

10436.jpegMikheil Saakashvili, the president of Georgia, told about Caucasus, Europe and peace prospects  from the tribune of the European Parliament with his usual eloquence - GHN.

"I am humbled by the immense honor that your invitation signifies for my country and   I would like to thank the Presidency of the Parliament and all the political groups for this opportunity. I came here to deliver a message of hope and to make a solemn pledge. I came here to affirm that peace-a just and lasting peace-is possible in my region, and that we need Europe to contribute to it," he said.

To his audience he told that over centuries Caucasus was a "a geopolitical mystery, a beguiling paradox" : people and their souls were free, but governments created artificial barriers.

He added it's "a region where individuals and souls were free, but where citizens were oppressed; where cultures were tolerant, but where governments created artificial divisions; where people never ceased to feel deeply Europeans, but where walls erected by Empires turned Europe into a faraway mirage, where men and women were striving for peace, but where wars seemed unavoidable".

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