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Margvelashvili: Georgia in favor of more efficient security systems

Politics 08.10.2019 | 11:39
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Giorgi Margvelashvili

MINSK, 8 October (BelTA) - Georgia wants to see new, more efficient security systems, former Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said as he addressed the international conference "European Security: Stepping Back from the Brink" in the Belarusian capital on 8 October, BelTA has learned.

Georgi Margvelashvili spoke about the difficult conditions and problems facing the former Soviet Union states, including Georgia, and also about security. In that regard, this international conference is very important as it presents different points of view and works out common solutions, he said.

“We are ready to listen and participate in such dialogues. There should be more such forums and more opportunities to exchange views and acknowledge that if we do not find a solution to such problems as in Georgia, Ukraine, then we will not have a safe world tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. We are ready to start these discussions, we are ready to understand what a working solution can be. This is something that the Belarusian president has repeatedly called for,” Giorgi Margvelashvili said.

“We need to build a new system. We cannot leave the old problems unresolved,” the former Georgian president is convinced. "We must rely on the principles of sovereignty and respect for each other. We believe that our partners will become even more active in trying to build a new security system, including European and regional ones” he added.

The former Georgian leader touched on the topic of building Belarusian-Georgian relations: “President Aleksandr Lukashenko talked about models of success. Let me share with you the model of success [in bilateral relations] that was built on the leaders' political resolve to find solutions.” Giorgi Margvelashvili told about the Belarus-Georgia highest-level visits that helped establish and develop effective cooperation between the countries. “We were able to make fundamental decisions on partnership and development. Today Belarus and Georgia cooperate actively. We simply showed respect for the interests of each other, and, as a result, found a common platform for development,” Giorgi Margvelashvili said.

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