Foreign Ministry: Georgia wants to improve relations with Russia, but Euro-Atlantic integration remains a priority
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.15 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia seeks to improve relations with Russia, while Euro-Atlantic integration remains a priority for the country. According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze made this statement in Riga.
"We will seek to improve relations with Russia, but we will not join any alliance or union, except the European Union and NATO," she said following a meeting with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
Panjikidze stressed that the new Georgian government follows public will and the country will continue the policy of integration into Western structures.
Panjikidze said that she is aware of the Western concerns about human rights and the rule of law in Georgia. She urged not to dramatize the situation and wait for the results of investigation of activity of the prominent members of the former Georgian authorities.
On Tuesday Panjikidze will visit the Czech Republic and will meet with officials of the country within her European tour.