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Georgia Ends Involvement With Ex-Soviet States' Military Group


http://gdb.rferl.org/0C9810E1-A0BD-49EB-BA75-E805B28F29EB_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/0C9810E1-A0BD-49EB-BA75-E805B28F29EB_mw800_mh600.jpg President Saakashvili said Georgia has decided on a course to join NATO (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) February 2006 -- The office of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili today said that he has signed an order to end Georgia's involvement in a group intended to develop military cooperation among ex-Soviet nations.

A statement from Saakashvili's office announced the president's decision to opt out of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Pro-Western Saakashvili has set the goal of securing an invitation for his country to join NATO by 2008.


The statement said Georgia "has taken a course to join NATO and it can't be part of the two military structures simultaneously."


(AFP, AP)

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