Interfax: Georgia To Press For Russia To Remove Military Bases
- 01.12.2004 07:06:00 GMT
Georgia to press for Russia to remove military bases
Tbilisi. (Interfax) - At planned international meetings early next
month, Georgia will press for Russia to withdraw its military bases,
Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili said on Tuesday.
Georgia will raise its demand at a meeting in Sofia of the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and at a
NATO meeting in Brussels, Zourabichvili told reporters.
She said Georgia's position remains unchanged: Russia must meet the
commitment to withdraw its bases that it made at the OSCE summit in
Istanbul in 1999.
Georgia wants the bases removed as soon as possible and is open for
more talks on the issue, she said.