Georgia, Tbilisi, 29 March / Trend corr N. Kirtskhalia/ Georgia intends to provide security to Abkhazians in the unified Georgia. "I grew up in the country ( USSR) where Georgians were a national minority, and therefore I am the staunch defender of national minorities, especially the natives of Georgia - Abkhazians," the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said in Tbilisi on 29 March.
"Abkhazians are a special nation for us and the Abkhazian language has the status of the official language. We are to open Abkhazian television at which Abkhazians will work," he said.
"Today, the prospective of independence of 45-50,000 Abkhazians is a myth, nonsense. It is impossible to develop those great lifeless territories. They should be unified with Georgia or they will be ethnically destroyed because Russia plans to move 50,000 Russians to there, at which case Abkhazians will again become a national minority. That is what Moscow offers to Sukhumi," Saakashvili said.
The President said that the security regime would never operate in Abkhazia, as it is a conflict area. "I offer Abkhazians to take an active part in development of the economic zones in Poti and Samegrello, which will enable also development of the Ochamira port," he said.
"We also offer Abkhazians to be represented at all state bodies of Georgia, we offer the position of the Vice-President and the right for veto on all central decisions to be made by the Georgian state authorities in case they contradict with the interests of Abkhazians," Saakashvili said.
"We offer to restore the negotiations, because they were interrupted by outer forces. I think we will manage to agree on all issues," he said.