Georgian president addresses U.S. Princeton University students

Georgia Materials 18 May 2012 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 18 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

Reforms in Georgia, Georgian-Russian relations and the NATO Chicago Summit were the main themes of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's speech at a meeting with students at Princeton University, USA.

President Saakashvili paid special attention to those reforms in Georgia which became the model for many countries which in turn brings many visiting delegations to the country.
"Georgia is a small country, but it is the gateway to Europe and Central Asia," Saakashvili said.

About 200 students heard President Saakashvili's statement, which lasted over an hour.

He said Georgia's task is the same, to be a model for the region and the whole world. That is exactly what is happening in Georgia.

"The country has achieved significant successes. In the post-Soviet space, Georgia was one of the most corrupt countries, but now it is the safest in this respect in Europe," President Saakashvili said.

"Institutional changes have been made in Georgia and this is important," Saakashvili said.