Cameron’s position is clear on Georgia

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From Mr Giorgi Badridze.

Sir, I noted the argument by Geoffrey Wheatcroft on the foreign policy of David Cameron (“Flattery and false steps as Cameron looks east”, July 30). Mr Wheatcroft may find it difficult to understand that a politician is guided by clear-sighted principles, but that is what we have found in our dealings with Mr Cameron.

Mr Cameron had made clear his position that Georgia should be allowed to join Nato, provided we met the necessary criteria, before the Russian invasion of 2008, so it was not policy made “on the hoof”. This is also the position of Nato itself, as agreed at the Bucharest summit of April 2008. Both the previous Labour administration and the new coalition government have been unswerving in their commitment to Georgia’s territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and we remain incredibly grateful for that.

Giorgi Badridze,

Ambassador of Georgia to the UK

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