Relations With Neighboring States Among Georgia’s Foreign Policy Pri

RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBORING STATES AMONG GEORGIA’S FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES

April 29, 2013 | 17:49

Georgia attaches great importance to its relations with neighboring
states, Georgian FM said.

In terms of this strategy, high-level visits to Azerbaijan, Armenia
and Turkey have been carried out, Maia Panjikidze said, summing up
seven-month work of the ministry.

She said integration into the EU and NATO, as well as relations
with the U.S. and Russia are important directions of the Georgian
foreign office.

The relationship between Georgia and NATO are developing rapidly,
and the country’s new authorities are doing everything to deepen
the process.

>From the point of view of EU integration, Panjikidze pointed out the
Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Vilnius, during which the
EU-Georgia Association Agreement may be initialed, Gruziya Online
reported.

Speaking about relations with the U.S., Pandzhikidze pointed at last
week’s meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and four
meetings in the framework of the US-Georgia Charter on Strategic
Partnership.

However, she stressed that “one of the most important foreign policy
goals is restoration of relations with Russia.”

Pandzhikidze stressed that Georgia will no longer use an aggressive
rhetoric against Russia. She believes it is impossible to try to
establish relations at the same time using aggressive rhetoric.

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