FM: Restoring territorial integrity remains Georgia’s priority
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec.5 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia will never accept violation of its territorial integrity, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said.
She said Georgia will always fight to restore its territorial integrity and maintain its sovereignty by peaceful and diplomatic means.
"De-occupation of the country is the priority that will never change. Nevertheless, dialogue is still possible. I think and I am convinced that sooner or later such a dialogue will take place. We have a precedent for such a dialogue in Geneva and by appointing a special representative for relations with Russia, we seek to open a second channel of contacts. I am sure that such dialogue is possible in certain areas which can lead us to better relations," Panjikidze said.
Military action was launched in the Georgian region of South Ossetia on Aug.8, 2008. Later Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August.