Georgia says no training center can be created for Syrian rebels on its soil
Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 24
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze strongly dismisses the possibility of creating a training center for Syrian rebels in Georgia.
Earlier, the American "Foreign Policy" magazine published an article on the possibility of creating such a center in Georgia.
Panjikidze, commenting on the article, told reporters Sept. 24 that Georgia's participation in anti-terrorist operations in the Middle East will only be of humanitarian nature.
Foreign Policy, citing a U.S. administration representative, said that Georgia proposed to host a training camp for members of the Syrian opposition.
"I said very clearly that our participation in this operation will be humanitarian. This is what I exactly want to emphasize once again," Panjikidze said.
The minister added that she strongly rules out the Georgian soldiers' participation in military actions, or the establishment of any training center on the territory of Georgia.