Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.5
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The European choice of the Georgian people is under threat, the country's former Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze told reporters on Nov.5.
"Our team has achieved great success in the last two years. We were defending the European and Euro-Atlantic values," Panjikidze said. 'We created qualitatively new opportunities for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration and signed association agreement with EU."
The former minister said NATO endorsed a substantial package of measures for Georgia and the country achieved significant progress in terms of the policy of non-recognition of the occupied regions, adding that the number of countries supporting UN resolution on Georgia has increased.
"Significant progress has been achieved in the strategic partnership with the US, and most importantly, we managed to neutralize the skepticism of the international community toward the new government," Panjikidze said.
Georgia's former foreign minister said the future activities of the country's government and its results have come under threat, therefore she decided to resign.
She added that the European choice of Georgian people was supported during the 2012 parliamentary election in the country.
Earlier on Nov.5, Maia Panjikidze resigned from the post of Georgia's foreign minister. Aside from Panjikidze, her deputies - David Zalkaliani, Tamar Beruchashvili and David Jalagania - also resigned.
Following the meeting of the political council of the Georgian Dream bloc on Nov.4, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the dismissal of Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. Alasania's friend and colleague, the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili resigned as well.
Edited by SI