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welcome back to the show we're talking to georgia's new prime minister eat at the height of the shooting here in the capital of georgia. you know he wrote while he lived in france you hold a master's from sullivan the e.u. is not just a blue flag with stars but it's also europe in crisis and numerous questions bureaucrats. conflicts are mainly dictated by presses and everything starting from agriculture to immigration publicists are decided they're small members are really asked their opinion or taken into account who decides and political and economic advantages. well that's an interesting question however i would like to underline
one point we are well aware of all those difficult is that will have to face and overcome heart over georgia does not have a better choice europe is the only right way without the there is nothing better than your you may know something better if so please let me know in europe european culture this is our historical choice and i understand the high level of bureaucracy and i understand that the decision making process is more complicated dear yet there is more safety there are more benefits that this is why we spar to join europe. so you say that georgia shares the european values so you think that georgia is psychologically ready for instance i'm thinking last year is anti-gay protest bashing georgia ready to be tolerant like europe. i don't need a gun with both of these and well i didn't say that we're ready today what i'm saying is that we must develop incrementally step by step i see we're not here in
the european union knows this better than anyone else we have many tests to pass if a student does not do his or her homework he or she will flunk that this is why there are grades in school. i can't say in what grade we are now what i can still use that we are moving in the right direction but all i can say is that it takes consistency i often use this wording because this is exactly what we need if nato membership is as important then this precludes good relations with russia russia has said on many occasions that it is against nato eastward expansion of towards its borders and we're not talking about e.u. membership here this is something that threatens russia's national security how do you intend to solve this conflict of interests. if you don't not with them our position concerning need to remains the same we have confirmed it to more than once
and i will confirm and once again georgia is spars to become a nato member state. as for your question how we can match and harmonize those interests it's a tough question unfortunately we have failed so forth to achieve tangible improvements in relations with russia. and that as you know for years one of the main claims of the russian government has been the inability to copulate with the previous government and the government. really if you remember the previous government sarratt story which was absolutely unacceptable and full of hate speech which we changed this rhetoric you know we started to reset and improve our relations with russia. we have spoken about this issue many times that you may know that we publicly expressed our willingness and we do conduct direct dialogue with within this format by a letter
a little meetings are held between the prime minister's personal representative and grigori. that you probably know that the pro cis of successful improvement there what i call technical relations is well underway meaning improvements in trade relations as you know the ban on georgian wines and mineral waters and other georgian products has been lifted them all this is of course helpful and serves the purpose of building trust between the georgian and the russian peoples that we did since we came into power our european and american partners have that constantly urged us to regulate our relations with russia this has been their main appeal. and serves our interests as well. with russia as our neighbor and the warm relations between the georgians and the russians if you have always been in a place with the baby and we the georgians remember these are relations that have
been and still are between us. you know that up to a million georgians leave in russia we fully realize that and in light of all this it would be a process sees along the occupation line seem even comprehensible to us. sure it's understandable that relations must be reset but how exactly will you accomplish this task if you become a nato member i repeat that we're not talking about e.u. membership which russia may or may not like russia openly states that if nato expense near its borders it will do everything in its power to prevent it the russians point out that it will threaten their national security. yes but we must succeed in convincing we're sure the georgia can't possibly pose a threat the fact that we sparred to join you european union and nato does not imply a threat against russia that this is this is our task. i understand that it will be
difficult time with that but this is why dialogue is necessary this is why actual negotiations are necessary that you and i would like to see a few words about the conflicts these conflicts must be resolved. otherwise it will be very difficult to hold effective talks with russia this is a very painful issue for us. do you think that russia is ready for a serious political dialogue. i don't know and this is exactly why our government expresses its willingness to have dialogue with russia you know get them we have already taken that step with a view to researching and regulating our relations in my opinion i truly believe that it is a heavy burden to have recognized a policy and seen vali as independent states. and if as i hope and i'm quite optimistic about this issue if the russian government decides one day to reset
relations with georgia by means of peaceful conflict resolution it will be the best case scenario let me remind you that under the previous government that's when it was absolutely unacceptable for russia to engage in any type of dialogue with the previous government and it was openly stated that they would never speak with southcoast civility in them and with these procedures did not occur i mean the barbwire process it was not as intensive them and now when a new government has come into power now when we have actually changed our rhetoric now when there is actual willingness to reset our relations and create a means of direct dialogue it is in comprehensible why they continue this border as a nation pros installing barbed wires so intensively so we do have a number of questions. that you've mentioned the barbed wires why are you so to
mystics and in a recent interview allegedly putin said that none of it would have happened had it not been for president saakashvili decision to enter tskhinvali but since that happened he believes this process has been completed and is irreversible russia recognize that applies in south as independent state. u.a. yes but the same president putin made a statement about the necessity to build trust between the russians and the georgians and that this process must be expedited. this border as ation purposes impedes the process of confidence building that is truly in comprehensible to us and our government much of the one hand we honestly want to restore trust among our nations and on the other hand there is this border is ation process which creates a great deal of discomfort with instances of temporary incarceration of people or
intensifying with several houses wound up on the other side of the dividing line. our population is very concerned about all this. i mean we have all made mistakes with let's admit that we have all made mistakes in the early ninety's for example that there is no way only one side can be spotless and unblemished the. but we take a close to heart we are hurt. a posse and a city and brother is no longer lived with us somehow i believe in i feel that sooner or later that the posse is in the city and will be compelled to live with them and i certainly hope that this dream to will come true i've spoken to many a pleasant and a sessions and most of them say cool could exist with anyone but the
georgians say it's fifteen years have passed the new generation has grown that doesn't remember georgia and doesn't understand why it should be a part of georgia what would you tell those who would rather be with anyone else but georgians their radical if they were aware at any given time for the radicals may exist in georgia as well as in a posse or it seen molly but i'm talking about reasonable people who think rationally about the future of their children and their own future in general. i'm not talking about those holding radical views on the judgments. of you in their statement that they don't see themselves co-exist with the georgians seems in comprehensible to me you have to try really hard to come to dislike coexistence with someone who is you're going to co-exist with you and haw for you to restore the brotherly relations you once had. most importantly though russia must come to believe that we pose no threat that we cannot possibly pose
a threat that we have already proved in the past year that we are not successors to the rest have been ready policy pursued by the previous government in relation to russia. and once again nearly all the countries of the world are trying to maintain normal relations with russia why should our relations with russia be tense and messy it makes no sense whatsoever. the sochi olympic games are very hotly debated topic in georgia some believe that georgia must boycott the games well i there's things that it should not what is official position of georgia at this point is georgia participating in the olympics. we had discussions on this issue of whether or not you were to should participate in the olympics and the government made a decision that georgia will purchase a pee in a such olympics there's a decision was made by us in cooperation with the olympic committee of course so
our athletes will participate in the saudi olympic games will you be there to root for your athletes no no government delegation will be present and saatchi but our athletes and senior officials of the national olympic committee will surely be there though. mr prime minister thank you very much for this interview thank you i hope i was frank and i think we covered everything.
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