Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.6 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia has made great progress in the World Bank and Transparency International ratings, which were obtained by interviewing people, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said addressing the Munich Security Conference. A text of his statement is posted on the president's official website.
"There were demonstrations in Georgia in 2007 and I had to resign because I thought I put the reform agenda against the referendum in the new Presidential elections. Reforms should never stop. Governance is a process of constant learning, questioning, adaptation, and change. This is what every authoritarian regime always fails to understand," President Saakashvili said in his statement.
He also criticized lack of progress in reforming process in Russia.
Touching upon the recent development around sanctions against Syria, President Saakashvili said that Russian Federation reacted with panic and outrage to freedom movements in the Middle East and tries everything it can to prevent any international support for these uprisings, everywhere.
"I was not surprised by their position at the UN. I read all of their statements about what happened in Libya, in Tunisia and Egypt," he said.
Using the veto, Russia and China blocked the adoption of a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council last Saturday. This is the second time when Russia and China as permanent members of the UN Security Council did not allow a resolution on Syria.