Salome Zurabishvili: We need your political support, mediation, involvement, call it what you want, to reunify our country
Salome Zurabishvili: We need your political support, mediation, involvement, call it what you want, to reunify our country

We need your political support, mediation, involvement, call it what you want, to reunify our country, – the Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili made this statement in her speech at the International Conference “Ten years of Valued Partnership – Passed Way and Perspectives” taking place in Batumi city of Adjara region.

The Batumi International Conference is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Eastern Partnership Initiative.

“Stability in a region, stability in the Black Sea is for Europe as precious as it is to Georgia and to all our neighbors.  We all have to work for it. You need our stability and all the region needs our stability. We need your political support, mediation, involvement, call it what you want, to reunify our country. You need our enthusiasm to inspire your people and give Europe a new spirit. We need your support to go through this last phase of challenging democratic and economic reforms, to get where we want to be, together with you, fully in Europe” – Salome Zurabishvili said.

As President noted it is necessary to de-escalate the tension, resume Geneva talks and make it more active.

“My call for de-escalation, my suggestions to reinvigorate Geneva talks with a political dimension, my conviction that Europe has to be more engaged to support our choice for peaceful issue to occupation are the answer to the challenge that we are facing. Georgia does not need to look for pseudo historic arguments to justify itself, because it does not have to justify itself.

Georgia has never breached international law. Georgia has never violated international principles or any countries sovereignty of borders.  Our peace plan is in action. I was here in Batumi in 2005, watching the first boat leaving with a Russian equipment following the negotiations that were carried on the withdrawal of military bases. I am convinced if we all avoid mistakes, if we all engage together, if we avoid any form of escalation, that we will all witness the departure of the Russian military bases from Gudauta or from the Tskhinvali region”, – President said.

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