Georgia is interested in maintaining UN mission, but not at any cost: deputy FM

Politics Materials 5 June 2009 20:57 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, June 5 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /

Georgia is interested in increasing the number of international organizations in the country, rather than reducing, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Bokeria said.

According to Bokeria, Georgia is also interested in the preservation of the UN mission, "but not at any cost." "We will do everything within our capacity, and hope that the mission will be maintained," he said.

On June 5, the Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze received a letter from Bernard Kouchner, which deals with matters related to the missions of the international organizations in Georgia. In particular, the letter states that the territorial integrity of Georgia is a sacrosanct principle and France, as permanent member of UN Security Council, will always support the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

Russia insists on a special UN mission for Abkhazia as an "independent state".

According to the head of international organizations department of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia Sergi Kapanadze, "any consideration in the UN Security Council will be based on the principle of territorial integrity of Georgia."

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