Expert: France and Germany are against Saakashvili's dreams of joining NATO
Director-General of the Information Analytical Center for the Study of socio-political processes in the post-soviet environment Alexey Vlasov is confident that Georgia will not be able to join NATO soon.
As Vlasov said in an interview to "Voice of Russia", the forthcoming visit of Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Tbilisi will not lead to a breakthrough in relations between NATO and Georgia. "Most likely, they will adopt some ordinary declarations, statements about accelerating the pace of rearmament and modernization of the Georgian army to meet NATO standards and further development of partnership programs. But if we talk about the immediate term and exact date of Georgia's joining NATO, I think that Tbilisi will unlikely achieve this" - the expert believes.
The political analyst believes that now only U.S. and smaller countries of Europe, which have only recently joined NATO, are for Tbilisi joining the Alliance. "And the titans of European politics, I mean France, Germany, etc., are acting much more warily and they are speaking of the process but not of the specific dates when the dream of Mikhail Saakashvili to see Georgia as the NATO member will come true" - added Hillary.
We note that recently the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tornike Gordadze said that next year Georgia has to take decisive steps to integrate into NATO and Europe. Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze had expressed a similar position.
"During a recent meeting, the Georgian diplomats held with the President, Saakashvili gave his assessment to our work. He commended the work of our ministry and diplomatic corps, however, he drew attention to the difficulties of 2012 when our work should proceed to another high-quality level, because it will be a tough year for Georgian diplomacy" - said the head of the Georgian Foreign Ministry.
Recall, the visit of NATO Secretary General is scheduled for November 9-10 in Tbilisi.