Georgia Undecided On CIS Treaty

TBILISI (Reuters)–Georgia has not yet decided whether to pull out of the collective security treaty of the Commonwealth of Independent States–President Eduard Shevardnadze’s spokesman’said on Thursday.

"Georgia indeed has a negative attitude toward this treaty because of its uselessness–but the country will form its final position on this issue only at the CIS summit in Moscow in early March," Vakhtang Abashidze said.

The CIS loosely groups 12 former Soviet republics which coordinate some security and economic policies.

Uzbekistan has said that it would withdraw from the collective security treaty in March–and Azerbaijan has said it will halt active military cooperation.

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