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Bidzina Invanishvili, Georgian Dream Leader, made a careless anti- Armenian statement as he lacks relevant political experience, says Ashot Manucharyan, former advisor to first president of Armenia for security affairs, a member of the Karabakh Committee. He told media, Wednesday, that the Armenian public should take such statements easy, because cooperation is in favor of both the countries.
"The first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia had made even tougher statements, though Armenia later had to ensure his security. The same did the second president Eduard Shevardnadze, who later asked Armenia for help in civil war. Consequently, one should think of further steps that will make the Georgian political youth cooperate with Armenia," Manucharyan said.
Businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili and his bloc Georgian Dream won the parliamentary elections in Georgia on October 1 with majority of votes. He has already introduced the Cabinet. Earlier, Mass Media disseminated an excerpt from Ivanishvili's interview with Novoye Vremya newspaper wherein he expressed surprise at the fact of residence of Armenians in Georgia. Later on October 8 Ivanishvili's spokesperson Irakli Tripolsky refuted the given information on the Armenian Public Television. Afterwards, newspaper once again published the interview containing the given excerpt.