US ambassador to Georgia calls for transparency in energy policy
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
Georgia's energy policy must not cause any questions in the society, the US ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly told reporters, Sputnik Georgia reported.
The negotiations between the Georgian authorities and the Russian Gazprom company caused a stir in the Georgian society. The representatives of the opposition and experts claimed that the cooperation with Gazprom will deprive Georgia of energy independence.
"It is always important for the government to be transparent in terms of energy policy," Kelly was quoted by Georgian Rustavi 2 TV company.
"The country must not depend on one source of energy, so it is necessary to think about diversification," the diplomat said. "The Georgian authorities' negotiations with Russia, as a potential energy supplier, are a far-sighted action.