Hazards to Georgia’s foreign policy: A strategic partnership with China?
The latest shift in Georgia's foreign policy, marked by the signing of a strategic agreement with China, raises further concerns about the country’s trajectory towards the European Union and NATO. By engaging more with China, Tbilisi is also helping Russia fulfil its aim to decouple Georgia from the West.
In July 2023, the relationship between Georgia and China grabbed the spotlight of global attention – the two countries decided to elevate their bilateral relations to a strategic partnership and signed a subsequent agreement. Although deepening relations between sovereign states is not out of the ordinary in foreign affairs, critical questions about this particular event are looming over the horizon.
November 20, 2023 -
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Anaklia, Georgia. The Georgian
government has recently revitalised the well-known Anaklia deep sea port project
and the Chinese ambassador to Georgia straightforwardly expressed the readiness
of Chinese companies to participate.
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