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STRASBOURG, January 21 (Itar-Tass) — Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili said on Monday he was not going to quit politics and was ready to resume contacts with Russia.
“Our political force (The United National Movement – Itar-Tass) is not quitting, it is to stay in Georgia for a long time,” he told journalists after a meeting with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Jean-Claude Mignon. He said Russia was destined to have contacts with his party. “And maybe, even with me,” her added.
He also said he was “open for all contacts,” including with the Russian leaders. “Nonetheless I will stick to the general orientation towards the West,” he stressed.
Later on Monday, Saakashvili is expected to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and answer questions of European lawmakers.