Georgia, Tbilisi, 28 January / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Georgia has met all NATO standards and achieved remarkable progress in reforming its army. Georgia is gradually supplying its National Army such as military bases in Senaksk and Gory, with armaments of NATO standards, Koba Liklikadze, the expert on military issues of Georgia stated.
Dmitri Rogozin, the permanent representative of Russia to NATO, stated that Georgia did not meet NATO standards. "There are standards which NATO developed for candidate-countries. The attempt of politicization of the issue concerning Georgian membership in NATO and a concoction of different rules for different countries is not a true position," he said.
Rogozin said that today Georgia does not have strong foreign borders; there are the results of the Abkhaz and South Osetin conflicts, as well as results of the referendum on joining NATO and there is NATO standards connected with the economic state self-governing which Georgia does not meet.
Liklikadze stated in his interview to Trend that Georgia had problems with such institutions such as courts, NGOs and the media. "I am confident that the parliamentary elections will be held in more democratic conditions," Liklikadze said.
Liklikadze noted that the newest member-countries of NATO did not meet the western standards that Georgia has today, but the expansion process of the organization still was not stopped.