The FINANCIAL -- "NATO feels that if Georgia drops the Abashidze-Karasin format, things for us will get more difficult in terms of getting MAP", - Parliament Chairman Davit Usupashvili said on the Public Broadcaster while assessing the meetings held at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, according to InterPressNews.
"One of the main questions asked of me was if the government of Georgia was going to drop the Abashidze-Karasin format, because they hear similar statements from Georgian politicians and believe that if this happens, if the government abolishes this very small, not very effective, but essential line in relations with Russia, then our situation will get worse in terms of relations with NATO.
NATO member states do not want to grant MAP to Georgia if it will lead to a new conflict with Russia. NATO is not looking for a new pretext for a conflict with Russia,"- he said.
According to him, the government is managing to move towards strategic goals in an effort not create problems for the country and if others do so, efforts will be made to solve such problems with the help of the international community.
“Our steps must be approved by the international organizations; otherwise, we remember well the outcome of moves not approved by the international community,” - he said.