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Organization on normalization of relations with Russia established in Georgia2009-01-14 17:05
Society of Erekle the Second (after Erekle the Second, the king of Kartli and Kakheti, who in 18th century signed the Treaty of Georgievsk with Russia), aiming at restoration of good- neghbourly relations with Russia via political dialog of administrations, was established in Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Archil Chkoidze, the chairman if the Society, the necessity of establishment was called forth with the August events in the Caucasus, Novosti-Gruzia informs.
The organization will be launched in near future.
"The latest visit of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, again proved that the resource of dialog with Russia exists and must be used in proper way", Chkoidze stated.
The idea of the new organization establishment belongs to ordinary citizens who believe that development of Georgia and making peace in the country is impossible without consideration of the "northern vector", Chkoidze noticed.
According to the chairman, "today practically all political parties or non-governmental organizations turned their eyes to the West; the majority of Georgian population regard their position as wrong ".
The majority of Georgians back development of good-neighbourly relations with Russia, but without infringement of Georgian state interests, he highlighted.
The sphere of the Society's activities is suggested to include promotion of Russian culture and art in Georgia and vice versa, promotion of Georgian culture and art in Russia, closer integration of Russian-speaking population of Georgia in Georgian society, assistance in learning the state language; assistance in protection of the rights of the Russian-speaking population of Georgia; development of Georgian-Russian dialog at the level of community; assistance in beginning and development of dialog of Georgian and Russian administrations.