Russia’s alleged plans to deploy base in occupied Abkhazia - continuation of occupation - Georgian PM

  • Garibashvili told the media that he had participated in an “important” round table format discussion on the sidelines of the ongoing European Political Community Summit in Granada, where he had voiced that Moscow’s plans were “perceived” by the Georgian side as an “illegal decision”. Photo via Government Administration

Agenda.ge, 5 Oct 2023 - 20:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday called Russia’s plans to deploy a permanent naval military base in the Russian-occupied north-western Abkhazia region’s city of Ochamchire - a continuation of the occupation.

Garibashvili told the media that he had participated in an “important” round table format discussion on the sidelines of the ongoing European Political Community Summit in Granada, where he had voiced that Moscow’s plans were “perceived” by the Georgian side as an “illegal decision”.

Everyone knows very well that Georgia is [...] in a very specific situation, since a significant part of the country's territory is occupied, and taking into account all this, the country is able to develop, advance, and is carrying out reforms in such a way as to maintain peace and stability”, the PM stressed.

There were also discussed multilateralism and geostrategic issues, including Georgia’s security in this direction, the ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on the region, as well as the recent developments concerning Azerbaijan and Armenia, he added.

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