Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 5 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia has to follow the path which is the best for the country, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said at a meeting with journalists on Tuesday.
"Of course the probability of Georgia's refusal from integration into Europe and NATO is very low and in my opinion insignificant. This is possible, but I do not think it can happen anytime soon, in the following decades," he said.
Ivanishvili said the Europeans are seriously concerned about the future of the EU. "Of course, EU and NATO can fall apart, but today they are the most stable entities and for us accession to these organisations is very important. NATO is the most stable security system," he said.
The prime minister said that his dream is to see Georgia as a member of the European community 20 years from now. "However, a lot has to be done for this, and above all, the economy has to be developed, the most essential thing is to change the implementation of production," he said.
Ivanishvili also said he is not going to "bargain" with the opposition on the adoption of the constitutional amendments.
He stressed that he will not consider the opposition's initiative to amend the provisions of Georgian Constitution on the immutability of the country's foreign policy regarding integration into the EU and NATO. "This is ridiculous and has never been done in any state. We do not intend to do so even though our foreign policy focus on the U.S. and Europe is strategic for improving relations with Russia," he said.
The parliamentary minority in Georgia initiated the bill 'On immutability of Georgia's policy'. This was relayed by vice-speaker Giorgi Baramidze at a briefing on January 30.
"On behalf of the National Movement and the parliamentary minority, I would like to introduce a bill 'On immutability of Georgia's policy'. The matter rests in the immutability of the country's policy in strategic issues and the bill consists of three components. First is to ensure stability of our policy in connection with accession to NATO and the EU, so that no government in Georgia can turn away from this path, " he said.
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