Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Levan Choladze said the cabinet, which met on 25 January, had weighed up carefully all the possible political, economic, and social implications of a such a move.
Opposition lawmakers initiated a parliamentary debate in November on whether Georgia should remain in the CIS following a visa dispute with Russia.
Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli spoke out against withdrawal during that debate.
(Novosti-Gruziya, Prime News, Civil Georgia)
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