The President of Georgia calls to Parliament to enhance supervisory function on Gasprom agreement

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 16:05

The President of Georgia calls to Georgian Parliament to enhance supervisory function on Gazprom agreement and present the plan, how the risks and threats will be minimized.
According to Giorgi Margvelashvili, additional political risks on energy security we may receive. The President of Georgia believes that energy sector and economical interests was worsened. 

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