NATO to Assist Georgia Overpass Humanitarian Crisis

Politics Materials 16 September 2008 20:28 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 16 September / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia/ North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must assist Georgia to overpass the humanitarian crisis, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, now visiting Georgia, said to students of the Tbilisi State University.

According to Scheffer, besides of humanitarian mission, NATO intends to assist Georgia to clear mines and to restore its computer systems to prevent cyber attacks.

Scheffer said a NATO working group had been sent to Georgia to evaluate the damage.

NATO Secretary General said NATO was interested to render real assistance to Tbilisi "to enable fast development of long-term cooperation".

"'Revolution of Roses' proved that Georgian people are interested to plan their own future. You should take part in preservation of these democratic aspirations," he said to students.

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