06TBILISI3061, MFA RELEASES FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY

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06TBILISI3061 2006-11-22 06:00 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tbilisi

VZCZCXRO5933
PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHSI #3061 3260600
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 220600Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4694
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L TBILISI 003061 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/22/2016 
TAGS: PREL PGOV GG
SUBJECT: MFA RELEASES FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John F. Tefft for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
1. (U) The MFA recently released its 2006-2009 Foreign Policy 
Strategy document.  The Strategy focuses on the goals of 
territorial integrity, Euro-Atlantic integration, economic 
growth, and the protection of Georgians abroad, and helps to 
fulfill a requirement in Georgia's NATO Individual 
Partnership Action Plan (IPAP). 
 
2. (U) The Strategy lists specific actions to achieve broad 
goals.  For example, under the goal of territorial integrity 
it lists developing and implementing peace plans for South 
Ossetia and Abkhazia, internationalizing the peacekeeping 
forces in the territories, and creating a joint UN/OSCE human 
rights office to facilitate the return of Internally 
Displaced Persons (IDPs) to the conflict regions.  Under 
Euro-Atlantic integration, it lists continuing the membership 
dialogue with NATO, pursuing closer relations with the EU, 
and adopting the European Neighborhood Action Plan (ENP). 
Under economic growth, it lists the promotion of foreign 
direct investment, exploiting the potential of Georgia as a 
corridor for energy transportation, and stimulating tourism. 
Under the support of Georgian citizens abroad, it lists 
combating human trafficking, developing a network of consular 
missions, and promoting Georgian labor migration. 
 
3. (C) The Strategy is the first document of its kind issued 
by the MFA.  Helen Khoshtaria of the GOG Ministry for EU and 
NATO integration told us that the document is designed to 
meet objective 1.1.2 of Georgia's IPAP, which calls on the 
GOG to "Provide more detailed, measurable and time-related 
Foreign and Security Policy objectives to serve as a basis 
for future evaluation." 
 
4. (U) Comment: The publication of this clear and 
comprehensive Strategy document shows that NATO's 
recommendations are being internalized into GOG policy and 
that the GOG is taking concrete steps to make its foreign 
policy goals transparent and measurable.  End Comment. 
TEFFT

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