Georgian candidate for state minister promises to revise law ‘On occupied territories’

Photo: Georgian candidate for state minister promises to revise law ‘On occupied territories’ / Georgia

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.9/ Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

Georgia's law "On occupied territories" will be revised, candidate for state minister for reintegration Paata Zakareishvili told "Maestro" television company.

"The law should exist, and the sanctions should be minimized, because we need to contribute to the movement of people, goods and foreigners in the conflict zones as much as possible," he said.

Zakareishvili said that the occupation of the Georgian territory is beyond any doubt.
"Some organizations stated that the law restricts their movement. It restricts movement, and for example, peasants living in Gali, who enters Zugdidi and sell nuts there - hereby break the law. Overall, there are many unfair positions in this law," he said.

According to Zakareishvili, the law will be revised based on consultations with international organizations.

Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.

Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at agency@trend.az

Follow us on Twitter @TRENDNewsAgency