Berlin welcomes peaceful Georgia transfer

24th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

24 November 2003 , BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer Monday welcomed the peaceful developments in Georgia's political crisis, saying Eduard Shevardnadze's decision to resign the presidency had created the conditions for a new begin. "With this proper and responsible step the long-serving Georgian head of state has protected the country against further division, against violence and bloodshed," Fischer said. It was now important for Georgia "to find swiftly a democratic and constitutional way

24 November 2003

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer Monday welcomed the peaceful developments in Georgia's political crisis, saying Eduard Shevardnadze's decision to resign the presidency had created the conditions for a new begin.

"With this proper and responsible step the long-serving Georgian head of state has protected the country against further division, against violence and bloodshed," Fischer said.

It was now important for Georgia "to find swiftly a democratic and constitutional way out of the crisis in the interests and well-being of all the citizens of Georgia".

The German government had traditionally held close ties to Georgia and would continue its cooperation with the country's future political leadership, he added.

DPA
Subject: German news


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