The "New Rights": Georgia shouldn't drag out with NATO accession
According to the leader of Georgia's "New Rights" David Gamkrelidze, the delay of the Georgia's NATO accession gives Russia an incentive to step up pressure on Georgia. As the GHN reported, Gamkrelidze announced this position after a meeting of representatives of the Georgian opposition with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin, held at the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi. There they discussed the issues of foreign policy challenges and problems facing Georgia.
"We discussed the external challenges and problems, such as Russia and NATO membership. Personally, I stressed that delaying the issue of NATO membership gives Russia a very big incentive to step up pressure on Georgia and to create it even more problems. We also discussed the issues of domestic policy, in particular, the elections next year and their equitable implementation", Gamkrelidze said.