Georgia intends intensifying relations with Azerbaijan
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 24 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
A balanced regional policy to provide Georgia with the function to unite Caucasian interest is contained in the government programme entitled 'For a strong, democratic, united Georgia'.
It is being discussed by new members of the government in parliamentary committees and factions.
The voting on new government staff will be held in Parliament on October 25.
According to the programme, firstly Georgia intends to intensify its relations with Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey to express the Caucasian interests.
Georgia will also seek to establish a dialogue with Russia by using the international mechanisms.
The future government stressed that the priorities of Georgia's foreign policy is a desire to join the EU, the Euro-Atlantic orientation and integration into NATO. Contributing to international military operations is considered as one of essential components of protecting national interests. The U.S is mentioned as Georgia's key ally in the government's programme.
"Georgia with its peacekeeping policy will become a reliable and predictable partner of the international community," the programme said.
The future Georgian government thinks that one of the conditions to facilitate a comprehensive settlement of the conflicts is strengthening democratic institutions and public diplomacy.
"It is necessary to start the negotiations on security assurances," the new government's programme said. "Their mechanism must be created in the format of the OSCE and the UN."
It is planned to change the principles of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's governments' activity operating in Tbilisi.
Earlier leader of the Georgian Dream coalition which won the recent parliamentary elections, Bidzina Ivanishvili proposed candidates for ministers in the new Georgian government.
Ivanishvili intends to become prime minister.