Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be Thursday, September 30, an official visit to Georgia. In Tbilisi, Rasmussen plans to discuss the political situation in this country and the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Situation in Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was among the issues discussed during the NATO-Russia foreign ministerial meeting in New York on September 22 in the context of conventional arms control in Europe. Also, during his visit Secretary General of NATO will open an official representative of NATO in Georgia.
Nino Kalandadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said that Rasmussen, who announced about the planned visit last week, will meet with President Saakashvili and Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze and will also participate in a ceremony of opening NATO liaison office in Tbilisi on October 1. How can to interpret this move ? Remind that NATO recently sent the invitation to Russia to discuss the possibility of integrating the colossus of the East in the Alliance… We are dealing with a political gesture rather condescending or a clear strategy of NATO for the Caucasus ?