Vashadze: Georgia strives to NATO, not to the Eurasian Union
According to the head of Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, Georgia has no plans to join either to agreement on Free Trade Area of the CIS or to the Eurasian Union. According to "Georgia News", Vashadze announced this information today at a briefing to reporters, commenting the signing of a Free Trade Area of the CIS, which was held yesterday in St. Petersburg.
As recalled by RIA Novosti, in early October, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Customs Union and Common Economic Space created by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in the future will be the basis for the formation of a Eurasian Union.
"The position of the Georgian Foreign Ministry is clear - all sovereign states have the right to create political or economic organization or alliance. As for the so-called "common customs zone" or Eurasian union, or any other organization formed under the auspices of the Russian Federation, Georgia does not have any desire and plan to join it", said Vashadze.
"Georgia is actively working together with our friends to become a full member of NATO and the EU ... of the organizations values and principles of which are consistent with the aims and aspirations of Georgia", added the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs.