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Georgia understands the need to change the foreign policy towards Russia

04.09.2015 16:18

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili made a number of government reforms. In particular, Giorgi Kvirikashvili was appointed the Foreign Minister of the country. The new head of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, speaking on "Ambasadoriale 2015", said that Tbilisi, despite the problems, will continue to conduct a pragmatic policy with Moscow.

"The so-called 'pragmatic policy' with Russia implies further development of contacts and the continuation of trade and economic relations. Georgian Prime Minister said the same in a recent speech at the annual meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions of Georgia abroad," - said Khomeriki.

According to the expert, no dramatical change in Georgia's foreign policy should be expected. "As for George Kvirikashvili, he is a well-known politician in the country and a worthy candidate for this position."

"I believe that the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia must understand the importance of Russia for his country and thу fact that some problems faced by the Georgian leadership can not be solved without the friendly economic and trade relations with Moscow. There's still hope for Georgian-Russian relations," said Khomeriki.

The expert added that pro-Western politicians are a majority in Georgia, and thus they do not allow the new government to establish good neighborly relations with Moscow. "However, there are politicians who want and understand that if foreign policy vector is not changed into the direction of Russia, Georgia and will evermore serve foreign interests, both political and economic. And economic stability is very important for Gergia, as the country's population is increasingly displeased with the processes that occur in the country. They see perfectly well what the West had done in Syria, Libya, Ukraine and other countries. We can say that there are political forces in Georgia that see Russia as a beacon of security and economic stability throughout the Eurasian region "- concluded Khomeriki.