Georgia has been laying on a charm offensive at NATO headquarters in Brussels, with demonstrations of traditional dancing, a choir and Georgian wine. Increasingly on the wrong side of Russia, over differing positions on breakaway regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia is mustering all the friends it can. For this diplomatic operation, Tbilissi sent deputy minister of defence Batu Kutelia.
He said: “We have huge support for our European partners in terms of the political support of the peaceful resolution of the conflict. In this type of involvement, the support is increasing daily. So that’s why our main guideline and our main purpose for the peaceful resolution of the conflict is to internationalize it, to have more broad international presence.”