Salome Zurabishvili: Alexander Imedashvili / RIA Novosti
Victorious in the second round of elections of the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili believes that the right time for cooperation between Tbilisi and Moscow has not come yet. She stated “the Russian service Bi-bi-si” on Thursday, November 29.
“I don’t think, as long as Russia behaves the way now, given what is happening on the line of occupation (Tbilisi considers Abkhazia and South Ossetia, whose independence Moscow recognized occupied by Russia territories — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), where kidnappings, and this line is moving deeper into our territory, closer to Tbilisi, given how Russia is behaving towards Ukraine, I don’t think all of this means that we can now turn to cooperation”, — said the politician.
Zurabishvili said that Georgia is a Pro-European stance. If the Western partners of Georgia — Europe and the U.S. will start a dialogue with Moscow, Tbilisi, as indicated by a politician, will not remain on the sidelines.
The Central election Commission of Georgia of November 29 summed up the second round of the presidential election after counting 100 percent of the votes. Supported by the ruling party “Georgian dream” Zurabishvili scored 59.52% of the votes, Grigol Vashadze, who supported the “United national movement” former President Mikhail Saakashvili — 40,48%.
In 2008, Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Russia in response to Moscow’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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