Georgian MP: "Georgia" treats an inferiority complex of Saakashvili
Georgian Opposition MP Peter Mamradze said that attempts of the authorities of the country to change its name to "Georgia" instead of "Gruziya" are connected with an inferiority complex of President Mikhail Saakashvili.
"People are not interested in this issue. As for Saakashvili, he obviously suffers from inferiority complex. It is an opportunity to excel for Saakashvili. The main thing, he says, is to appear in top news. He is ready to make any statement for this" - VZGLYAD quoted the words of MP.
According to him, the authorities are exceptionally carried away by formal issues related to the change of the symbolism of the state, and do not pay attention to the really important tasks.
Earlier, official Tbilisi sent a formal request to dozens of countries asking them to call the country in English manner. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze, no state has officially refused to call "Gruziya" - "Georgia".
"Georgia has long ago appealed to the international community and foreign countries, where they use the word "Gruziya", with a request to replace this word with the name "Georgia" - noted the deputy minister.
"The information that some country has refuses to change the country name to "Georgia" is not true" - she added
"Tbilisi is aware that for many countries it is technically complex procedure, including its financial issue ... Despite this, we try to achieve long-term results. This procedure is associated with certain difficulties, perhaps it will be tightened over time, and we do not expect quick results" - concluded Kalandadze.
Recall, South Korea became the first country that has agreed to call the country "Georgia".
Japan and the Baltic countries, however, refused to do so.