11 Sep 2018 - 16:57
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius stated in Tbilisi today that Russia is currently not a superpower, but ‘a super problem’.
Linkevicius made the statement in Tbilisi during a conference organised by the McCain Institute and the Georgian Economic Policy Development Centre.
Kurt Volker, an American diplomat who served as the US Ambassador to NATO, also condemned Russia’s actions in Georgia and other countries and said that Georgia should respond to Russian illegal actions with development.
"I am here to reaffirm the message of the President, the Vice President, Secretary Pompeo, and Secretary Mattis about what an important strategic partner Georgia is to the U.S." - @UnderSecT at the #TbilisiConf.— U.S. Embassy Tbilisi (@EmbassyTbilisi) September 11, 2018
Watch full remarks here: https://t.co/IIxaUwjaTW pic.twitter.com/DbfHtVzv8k
He also said that the Georgian occupied territories must not be a reason for NATO not to allow Georgia to become a member, as Germany was also divided when the country was invited into the alliance.
Georgian Defence Minister Levan Izoria told the audience that Georgia’s enemies “should be ready” for the country’s membership in NATO.
Was delighted to participate in the 4th #Tbilisi International Conference, which opened w/the legacy of @SenJohnMcCain, great friend & supporter of #Georgia.#TbilisiConf focuses on #Georgia's EuroAtlantic aspirations,democratic progress & strengthening of transatlantic coop. pic.twitter.com/b7fWYj0NWU— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) September 11, 2018