Georgian leader revives French connection

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Salomé Zourabichvili aims to bring country closer to EU and NATO, with help from her past life.

  • Rym Momtaz
  • Politico

PARIS — Goodwill only gets you so far — even if you used to represent a country you’re asking for help.

That’s the reality Georgia’s new President Salomé Zourabichvili had to contend with this week as the former French diplomat visited Paris to seek closer ties with the EU and NATO.

Zourabichvili met President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday at the Elysée Palace, on her first bilateral foreign trip as head of state. The visit was also something of a …

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