Tbilisi will need the support of the West
Georgia needs the support of the West for the protection of democratic values in the quest to develop according to the Western model. About elected President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili said in a newspaper article published on Friday, December 7, in the Financial Times.
“I consider my election as a victory for Europe and for the West, the article says. Georgia is a pioneer of democracy in the Caucasus region and close military ally of the EU and the USA”.
“We need the continued support of the West to restore our territorial integrity through diplomacy,” said she, repeating the position of Tbilisi on the Russian-occupied South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
“Being the first President of the country with European roots, I will continue to defend Western values against the destabilizing influences of our Northern neighbor – emphasizes Zurabishvili. – I will continue to fight for democracy, to rid the country from the remnants of our totalitarian past.”
Salome Zurabishvili promises to use “a decade of diplomatic experience in order to bring the country to its goal of EU membership and NATO.”