Baramidze: the EU's and NATO's relation to Georgia changed
State Minister of Georgian government on integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures George Baramidze believes that the West's position in relation to Tbilisi has changed markedly in recent years.
"Three years ago, several European countries, including France, skeptical look at Georgia's membership in the EU and NATO. But now it is not so", "Georgia-News" quoted Baramidze's words.
It should be noted that French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his visit to Tbilisi said that Georgia is on the European path of development.
"I came here to convince you that France, as well as yesterday, will be next to you to bring you closer to Europe. France is not only yesterday's friend, we are your best friend forever", Sarkozy said to the people who gathered at the central square of the Georgian capital.
"When I am in Tbilisi, I feel like I'm in Europe and not somewhere else", said Sarkozy, arguing that further rapprochement between Georgia and the EU depends on reform and deepening democracy.
The head of the French government also told about French assistance, which will be provided for Georgia's economic development and education system.