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Georgia not in talks about U.S. missile shield

by | Jan 21, 2012

Deployment of the U.S. missile shield in Georgia is not being discussed, says Nino Kalandadze, deputy foreign minister.

TBILISI, DFWatch – Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze says there are currently no negotiations with the United States about deployment of missile defense installations on the territory of Georgia.

After the announcement of a meeting between the presidents of the U.S. and Georgia on January 30, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke about the possibility of the U.S. deploying parts of its anti-missile system in Georgia.

The Georgian government didn’t comment what PM Putin said. But both the parliament majority and part of the opposition say that they would have supported the deployment of such installations, while making it clear that they do not know about such negotiations.

“On this level it’s not foreseen to review such issues,” Nino Kalandadze told DF Watch on January 20.

She added that there is an expectation that at the meeting between the presidents ‘priorities will be given to issues important to Georgia’.



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