Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.21
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Tbilisi has not received a response from Russia on a proposal for cooperation on security of the Olympics in Sochi.
The proposal was put forward by the official representative of Prime Minister Zurab Abashidze, according to Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze.
"When coming to taking measures by Russia, something unexpected can threaten any measure of such a format. Similar cases were observed in other Olympics too, so there is nothing special, when the country strengthens security measures. But this should not come at the expense of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of another country," the foreign minister said.
"Georgia is ready to cooperate with Russia on the issues of security within the context of the Olympics. Russia has received this proposal several times, but there has been no concrete response. We reiterate this readiness," Panjikidze said.
Georgia carries out effective work on ensuring security of the Olympics, according to the foreign minister.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.