Georgia, Tbilisi, June 4 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The United States has not asked Georgia to distance itself from cooperation with Iran, Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze said at a news conference on Monday.
"The topic of Iran has for a long time been quite acute and urgent and is the subject of consideration of the international community. Naturally, the U.S. and other states, including Georgia are actively involved in this process," he said.
Vashakidze said Georgia follows "internationally recognized policy, which is expressed in the relevant UN resolutions, and meets the requirements of these resolutions." At the same time, Georgia cooperates with Iran in areas that are permitted by international standards, these are economic, cultural cooperation, etc., he said.
The deputy minister considers it natural that the exchange of views on these issues and negotiations in the international arena, including Georgia are the usual process, known to all.
"Special consultations and focus, as it happened some time ago in the media, are impractical because there were no qualitatively special discussions and no recommendations with regard to cooperation with Iran in the above areas have been received," Vashakidze said.
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