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Prime Minister Gharibashvili Highlights Georgia's Determination to Safeguard National Interests and Pursue Peaceful Progress

By Liza Mchedlidze
Friday, August 4, 2023
During his speech at the event commemorating the establishment of the State Security Service, Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, emphasized that Georgia has experienced numerous attempts to exploit it as a means to either harm or benefit other countries. He firmly stated that their primary objective is to safeguard the national interests of their own country and not to prioritize the interests of any other nation.

"This is the only peaceful period during which the country has not lost territories, experienced any wars, serious conflicts, or challenges. This outcome is undoubtedly a result of our government's right vision and policy, which stands as the only viable option. We are acutely aware that Georgia has been subject to numerous attempts to manipulate it for the benefit of individual countries. Nevertheless, our fundamental principle remains unwavering - to protect the national interests of our country and not to serve the interests of others. I want to underscore this point emphatically.

Over the past decade or more, our focus has been on fortifying the sovereignty of our nation, not relinquishing it to external powers. This bears immense significance. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional professionalism and unwavering patriotism. This job demands precisely these qualities - professionalism and patriotism. On behalf of our government, we thank you once again," Gharibashvili said.

Gharibashvili expressed his belief that Georgia can steer clear of geopolitical crises and other persistent threats. He emphasized the imperative to maintain peace within the state and ensure the protection of Georgian citizens' interests.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the regional and international role and importance of Georgia are increasing day by day and they need to support, maintain, and strengthen it. He expressed his belief that the country will succeed in peacefully ending the occupation, unifying the nation, and achieving integration as a result of correct pragmatic and results-oriented policy.

"Furthermore, the regional and international role and significance of our country are growing steadily, and it requires encouragement, preservation, and further enhancement. I firmly believe that, thanks to our pragmatic and results-oriented policy, our nation will achieve success in peacefully resolving occupation issues, unifying the country, and achieving integration, The PM stated.