Georgia’s President Salome Zurabishvili believes that it is not recommended to build an American base in Georgia. As Georgian President said in an interview with VOA Georgian Service, it is not necessary to take steps that can be perceived as a provocation.
“I do not think this is recommended. I think the country needs to strengthen its security. There is no need to take steps that can be perceived as a provocation and I do not think the United States is ready to have a military base here, which would draw the attention of not only Russia but also of terrorist movements that are very active in our region. Based on the existing mutual understanding, we should deepen our cooperation and should not take steps that can provoke others’ reaction,” Zurabishvili said.