CURRENT WINTER IS A BRILLIANT EXPRESSION OF THE GEORGIAN-AZERBAIJANI BROTHERHOOD
By Nana Petrosian

AZG Armenian Daily
01/12/2006

"I had a very important meeting with my Azerbaijani friend Ilham Aliyev
and I think that this winter will provide a brilliant opportunity
to experts the Georgian-Azerbaijani brotherhood," Georgian mass
media reports the words of President Saakashvili, spoken on the CIS
summit. Nevertheless, the Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli
and Power Engineering Minister Nikolos Gilauri are to discuss the
Azerbaijan-Georgia gas supply today, November 30.

In the frameworks of the CIS summit a inner was organized by the
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, after which the meeting
of M. Saakashvili and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir
Putin was held. After the meeting the Georgian President stated that
the conversation was rather important. He said that the meeting was
organized by the initiative of the Georgian side and added that most
probably such initiative will occur again in the nearest future. "We
must stay in contact with Russia," concluded Mr. Saakashvili.

Rustavi-2 TV channel, Georgia, reports that Mikhail Saakashvili
also said that Russia must reconsider its attitude to Georgia,
as it is not the same country it was in the 1990's or even a year
ago. According to Georgian media, Saakashvili stated that one of the
discussion topics on the NATO summit in Riga was providing assistance
to Georgia. "Regnum" news agency reports that Speaker of the Georgian
Parliament Nino Burjanadze marked as positive the fact of the meeting
of the two presidents itself.