About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:28 - 21 Nov.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Okruashvili Reiterates S.Ossetia Reunification Deadline
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 May.'06 / 23:26

Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili said on May 1 that he will resign if Georgia fails to restore control over breakaway South Ossetian by January 1, 2007.
 
“If we fail to celebrate New Year in Tskhinvali on January 1, 2007 I will no longer be the Defense Minister of Georgia,” Okruashvili said.

“In the course of this year, several very important events are scheduled; these are: the G8 summit and the NATO summit in November and we will spare no efforts to solve this problem through peaceful means with the help of our friends, our partners and, especially, with the support of the United States,” Okruashvili added.

In December, 2005 Irakli Okruashvili made a similar statement and told Imedi television that Georgia will restore control over South Ossetia by January 1, 2007.

Okruashvili strongly denied speculations about his possible promotion to the post of Prime Minister.

“My major goal, my purpose of being the Defense Minister, is restoration of Georgia’s territorial integrity. I have no other goal more valuable than this and as soon as these two problems [the Abkhaz and South Ossetian conflicts] are solved, I will no longer stay in politics,” Okruashvili said while speaking on the political talk show 'Pirvelebi' (Leaders) aired on the Imedi television station.

Latest News
21 Nov.'14 16:28
Civil Society Groups Slam PM for ‘Aggressive Tone’
PM criticized for using “inappropriate” and  “slanderous” remarks in reference to campaign group.
21 Nov.'14 14:57
3 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Georgia
The first time when Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Georgia was in 2010.
20 Nov.'14 22:38
GD’s Dueling Bills on Surveillance Regulation
Two competing bills on key part of surveillance regulation were tabled by GD MPs.
20 Nov.'14 15:22
Moscow, Tskhinvali Drafting ‘Comprehensive Treaty on Integration’
Meanwhile, govt in breakaway Abkhazia endorsed final text of draft treaty with Moscow.
20 Nov.'14 13:24
Parliament’s Group of Confidence Holds First Meeting
MoD-related cases, including one that caused split within GD coalition, discussed.
19 Nov.'14 15:42
PM Hails ‘Very Successful’ Visit to Brussels
He said he had “very fruitful” and “positive” talks with NATO, EU officials.
18 Nov.'14 21:04
Burjanadze Criticizes Govt’s ‘NATO Rhetoric’
She said choice is between “illusionary NATO membership” and restoration of territorial integrity.
18 Nov.'14 16:13
Three New Deputies of FM Appointed, Two Others Retain Posts
New First Deputy FM, Davit Dondua, will be Georgia’s chief negotiator in the Geneva talks.
18 Nov.'14 01:51
EU, Georgia Hold First Association Council Meeting
The EU has “underlined the need to improve the political climate” in Georgia.
17 Nov.'14 21:24
Georgian PM, NATO Chief Discuss Implementation of ‘Substantive Package’
Stoltenberg said he has “no reason to doubt” in Georgia’s NATO integration commitment.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
48