President: Georgia focuses on Asian development model
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 29 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia is on the right track, focusing on the Asian development model and taking as an example South Korea, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who attended the Nuclear Security Summit, told journalists in Seoul.
"Korea, like Georgia, because of its geopolitical position, is separated by a line of demarcation, which links us. This line passes a few kilometers from the South Korean capital and ours - from Tbilisi," he said.
Saakashvili sees similarities in the fact that South Korea began reforms in 1970s and joined leading countries on the global and regional markets.
"South Korea has become a leader of the region in carrying out reforms, which was also achieved by Georgia in the region. Korea was weak and poor country, but these reforms enabled it to become a strong state that Georgia, which still should do much in this direction, seeks to be," Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili stressed that South Korea may be an example of development for Georgia, especially in improving education and health systems.
"We are criticized in vain for taking a model of the development of Asian countries as an example. We have a lot in common, at least in the character of our people, which differ with their hospitality and receptivity to reforms," Saakashvili said.