Azerbaijani Population of Georgia Backs Intentions to Join NATO
Georgia, Tbilisi / Тrend corr N. Kirtskhalia / Azerbaijani population of Georgia backs intentions of the country to join NATO. According to the data provided to Trend at the Administration of State Minister on Georgia's Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic Organizations, the proof is the poll held among the representatives of national minorities.
Some 1,200 people were polled, with 23% being the representatives of national minorities. The most part of the polled Azerbaijanis (72%) voted for joining NATO. The matter with polled Armenians is different. The most part of them resisted Georgia's entering NATO.
According to an employee of the Administration of State Minister, Yelene Gotsadze, the results of the poll reflect the attitude of Azerbaijan and Armenia towards NATO. "The Government has intentions to agitate primary Armenian-populated regions of the country," she stressed.
Meetings dedicated to Georgia's joining NATO will be held next week. "The meetings will be attended by the representatives of state bodies, non-government sector, as well as journalists, and public," Gotsadze reported.