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Georgian President ready to talk to Russian PM on equal terms

Georgia Materials 8 October 2011 13:06
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is ready to talk to the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on equal terms, Saakashvili said in live broadcast of "Rustavi-2" TV chanell on Saturday.
Georgian President ready to talk to Russian PM on equal terms

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 8/ Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is ready to talk to the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on equal terms, Saakashvili said in live broadcast of "Rustavi-2" TV chanell on Saturday.

"However this dialogue must be carried out between two independent nations," Saakashvili said and added that Putin should not have any illusion about the possibility of deadlocking Georgia.

President Saakashvili appeared on "Rustavi-2" TV chanell in the light of the French president Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to the region of Souh Caucasus, including Georgia.

Georgia does not intend to maintain the status-quo, Saakashvili said.

"We strive for unification and restoration of Georgia's integrity. It can be possible only if we are united and have strong international support," he said.

Saakashvili stressed Sarkozy's appeal to people of Abkhazia and Tskhinval region during his speech on the Freedom Square in Tbilisi.

"You have to chose if you want to live in successful, prosperous and united Georgia, or try to be dependent and desolated pseudo-states", Saakashvili quoted Sarkozy as saying.

Saakashvili said he doesn't welcome the policy of the separatist states which rely on powerful Russia that will protect them.

"Their future is in united Georgia," he said. "No one should have illussions that Georgia will abandon its integrity and future".

Edited by E.Ostapenko

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