Former Georgian President: Georgian authorities unlikely to attain cooperation with Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 4 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze welcomes the Georgian leadership's desire for initiating a dialogue with Russia. As Shevardnadze said in an interview with the Georgian weekly "Asaval-Dasavali" - "it is vital for Georgia."
"It is unlikely that Russian authorities will go to talks with Georgia until Mikheil Saakashvili is in power, but I can confidently say that Saakashvili will remain in power for three more years. During this time, he will attempt to start a dialogue with Moscow," he said.
The ex-president supports the desire of authorities and encourages them to "be persistent" in it.
Last week, Georgian authorities called on Russia to resume negotiations in accordance with the requirements of the International Court, which stipulates that negotiations between Tbilisi and Moscow, to prevent further aggression in the Georgian-Russian military conflict, have not been exhausted.
Shevardnadze believes that all necessary efforts are necessary to establish relations with Moscow. "I have always spoken well of ex-speaker Nino Burjanadze and former Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli's visits to Moscow, but the Georgian government called them traitors, and now offer negotiations to Russia," he said.