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Georgia won't restore diplomatic relations with Russia

2013-03-11 12:14

Georgian Parliament has unanimously adopted a resolution "On the foreign policy", confirming the continuity of the course to join NATO and the EU, the Rosbalt reports. In addition, the document includes a point, in fact, excluding the restoration of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Russia.


Resolution was supported by all 96 members present at the meeting of Parliament.

According to the document, the main objectives of the Georgian foreign policy are the creation of guarantees of security, the protection of the independence and sovereignty, as well as "de-occupation of territories and the restoration of the territorial integrity of internationally recognized borders".

Membership in NATO and the European Union is called "primary priorities".

In the resolution the U.S. is called "strategic ally"; Russia is mentioned only in 3 of the 19 items of the document. Tbilisi and Moscow will maintain a dialogue with the aim of "conflict resolution, good-neighborly relations and their development". At the same time, the document, in fact, prohibits restoration of diplomatic relations with Russia, the RBC reported.

"Georgia cannot have diplomatic ties with countries that recognize the independence of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia", the document says. This point also eliminates the possibility of Georgia's entry "into the military-political or customs unions" with such states. Georgian MPs recognize that they are talking about the CIS, Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian and the Customs Unions.


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