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Zurabishvili rejects idea of U.S. military base in Georgia

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 2, 2019
The construction of U.S. military base in Georgia is inadvisable and may be viewed as a provocation, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said.
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili
Europe   Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili
"I don't think that it would be recommended," she told VOA's Georgian Service in an interview in Tbilisi.

"We don't need to take steps that might be viewed as provocations, and I don't think that the United States would be ready for having here a military base that would attract probably reactions both from Russia and from these ... terrorist movements that are very active in the region," TASS cited the Georgian president as saying.

Zurabishvili stressed that Georgia needs to deepen ties with Washington, but should not take any steps, which would provoke other countries.