Brussels to Host NATO-Georgia Special Meeting

Georgia Materials 28 April 2008 13:26 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi / Trend corr N. Kirtskhalia/ Brussels will host a special NATO-Georgia meeting on 26+1 format. The meeting was initiated by Georgia, stated David Bakradze, Georgian President's Special Representative, who has left today for Brussels.

"We have asked our partners to hold a meeting on such format, because we intend to focus on Russia's one-sided actions towards Abkhazia, with which Moscow is establishing its special relations," Bakradze said on the airport.

"The meeting is a part of Georgia's diplomatic activity, which pursues the active policy of informing the international community and several countries about Russia's attempts to annex Georgia's separatist regions under the pretext of protection of its citizen's rights," he said.

Before the meeting at NATO, Bakradze will meet with the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

"After the meetings, NATO will be able to discuss the problem between Georgia and Russia more specifically at the NATO-Russia Committee's meeting to take place on 30 April," Bakradze said.

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