Russia supplies gas to the whole of Europe and there is no crime if Georgia buys it , – the former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili told reporters commenting on the current negotiations with Gazprom.
As noted by Ivanishvili, nothing happens and Russian gas has been delivered to Armenia via a pipeline passing through the territory of Georgia for a long time for what Georgia receives some payment.
I do not see anything wrong if the market is diversified, and we give businesses the right to buy additional gas where they want. We must give the opportunity to choose, I’m also actively involved in the process of providing Georgia with Iranian gas,” says Ivanishvili.
With regard to the Azerbaijani gas, Ivanishvili said:”We are grateful to the Azerbaijani side, to SOCAR, but if instead of the monopoly, a variety of companies operate on the market, this is nothing but good, noted Ivanishvili.
According to him, the excitement around this topic is created only by the “National Movement” while Telasi was sold to the Russian company under Mikheil Saakashvili.
Ivanishvili says that the Azerbaijani side doesn’t worry about this and he has a firm contact and is familiar with the management of SOCAR both in Georgia and Azerbaijan.