Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2013 11:01
Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Tuesday expressed optimism about restoring ties with arch-foe Russia while pledging to keep up the ex-Soviet state's pro-Western course.
At a press conference convened to sum up his 100 days in power since the surprise win in October parliamentary polls of his Georgian Dream coalition, Ivanishvili said: "Europe is what Georgia belongs to."
He said he hoped that "within 20 years Georgia will be a fully-fledged member of Europe."
"Europe will remain our beacon and we should make our European dream come true."