Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose opposition coalition won a
parliamentary election last week, also responded to accusations
that he might let Georgia be drawn back into Moscow’s orbit by
underlining that relations with the West would be a priority.
“We are striving towards Europe and Georgia will definitely
be able to become a member of NATO soon,” Ivanishvili said after
talks with President Mikheil Saakashvili.
“We talked about foreign policy, our visions and so forth.
The foreign policies declared by both sides – that Europe and
the Euro-Atlantic space represent our strategies – are in
accord,” he said.