(Tbilisi. January 1. Civil Georgia) – Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze hopes that the year 2002 would be the time of peace and stability.
In his late-night televised address on December 31 Shevardnadze told the Georgian people that “peace is a precondition for the salvation and rehabilitation of the country”.
“This goal can be achieved with the aid of our friends and allies”, President Shevardnadze added.