On 8 October, the nominee for the Foreign Minister of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze, said that the new government will maintain the foreign policy course of the country, which, according to her, means integration into NATO, strategic partnership with the USA and good-neighborly relations with its neighboring countries.
According to Maia Panjikidze, the Georgian Dream coalition will introduce a novelty into the foreign course, which implies the improvement of relations with Russia and through that restoration of Georgia’s territorial integrity.
“We must not forget our neighbors, near and far neighborhood is very important. Some sort of relationship with Russia must necessarily begin because it will be impossible to settle the problem of territorial integrity without relationship with that country. At the same time Russia must know that 20 percent of Georgia’s territories that is now occupied, will never become an issue which can be compromised by the Georgian side,” Ms. Panjikidze said.
As the candidate for the Foreign Minister has said, some concrete outline for sorting out Geo-Russian relations has already been worked out.