GEORGIAN EXPERT: EVEN BIGGEST CONCERNS OF MOSCOW OVER GEORGIA-EU RAPPROCHEMENT WILL NOT MAKE TBILISI REVISE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT
by David Stepanyan
Monday, February 23, 14:48
The Georgian Government will by no means revise the Association
Agreement with the EU even despite the biggest concerns of Russia
over the Georgia-EU rapprochement dynamics, Beka Natsvlishvili, one
of the leaders of the Social-Democrat Party of Georgia, says in an
online interview with ArmInfo.
“Georgia’s membership in the European family is the civilized choice of
the incumbent authorities and the overwhelming majority of the Georgian
society. But we should realize that Europe is first of all a unity
of values, which cannot be put on the same level with arrangements”,
He said that the incumbent Government of Georgia is trying to normalize
relations with Georgia, which first of all implies restoration of the
dialogue between the two countries, because the only alternative to
it is confrontation.
However, given the tense geopolitical situation in the region,
Natsvlishvili says that Tbilisi continues this policy without
excessive expectations in peace maintenance only in order to avoid
a new military conflict.
The online interview was organized as part of the Region Research
Center’s project “Topical Dialogues for Armenia Media.”