( Civil Georgia ) - Georgia is not planning to open talks with the U.S. on building an anti-missile radar site on its soil, Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili said in its press statement on May 4.
Speculations about the issue emerged after The Financial Times published quotes from an interview with Bezhuashvili wherein the Georgian Foreign Minister said Tbilisi: "If [the US] came and told us that they want to, we would certainly be willing to talk about it."
The Financial Times also quoted Bezhuashvili as saying: "There is no formal application, not even informal talks. But if they [the United States] ask for help, we will talk with them."
The Georgian Foreign Minister said in his May 4 statement that "in some cases" separate fragments of his quotes "were put out of proper context."
"In my interview with Financial Times I stressed that there are no talks underway and there are no talks planned or otherwise envisioned. Therefore, there is no discussion of this matter. To speculate in any manner on this issue would be totally counterproductive," Bezhuashvili said.