Alasania: Georgia becomes more distant from NATO
After the events of 2008, Georgia became more distant from NATO. According to "Georgia News", today the leader of the opposition party "Our Georgia - Free Democrats" Irakli Alasania made such a statement during a meeting with representatives of Georgian Diaspora, which took place in the USA. "Today Georgia is much farther from NATO than it was before 2008, before the Bucharest summit", said Alasania.
"We need to restore pragmatic attitude with Russia and this is especially important for our country, for our economy and agriculture", he said later. "Today, nobody will let Georgia with its conflicts into NATO because someone does not want confrontation with Russia", Alasania said.
He also stressed the importance of the presidential elections in Georgia scheduled for 2012 parliamentary and 2013. "The main is that during the next election, which are really historically significant for our country, Georgia must determine whether it would be a real democracy or it continues to move back ... We should note what is good, and the correction of the damaged depends on us, on the authorities, which should shift Saakashvili. This is an inevitable process", Alasania said.
Recall, Alasania's visit to the United States started on November 28.
In April 2008, at NATO summit in Romania, it was stated that after compliance with the relevant standards, in the foreseeable future, Ukraine and Georgia could become new NATO members.