Georgia Ready to Sign Agreement on Restoration of Georgia’s Territorial Integrity Only by Peaceful Means
Georgia, Tbilisi / corr. Trend N. Kirtskhalia / Georgia is not going to sign an agreement on the non-restoration of the ceasefire in the conflict areas, in the form as it stands today, David Bakradzeh, the acting state minister on the regulation of the conflicts of Georgia, said to journalists on 23 January. The Russian foreign minister,Sergey Lavrov, called on Georgia to sign this agreement which can lead to the improvement of the relations between Tbilisi and conflicting regions, and can strengthen the confidence among the parties.
'The document says that the agreement should be signed between neighboring countries, between Georgia one hand, Abkhazia and South Osetia on the other, which have been put in the same objective relations with Georgia which is inadmissible for us," Bakradzeh said.
In principle, Georgia is not against signing the agreement on the non-restoration of the ceasefire, he said. " Moscow's proposal does not suit us, because we will never recognize Abkhazia and South Osetia as a government," Bakradzeh said. In an article stating that this is an internal conflict of Georgia, Georgia can sign an agreement on the restoration Georgia's territorial integrity only by peaceful means, Bakradzeh said.