I HAD NO WISH TO COOPERATE WITH PREVIOUS AUTHORITIES
29 November, 2012
I HAD NO WISH TO COOPERATE WITH PREVIOUS AUTHORITIES
Interview with Michael Rasmussen, NATO General Secretary’s cousin

Michael Rasmussen, NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s cousin is planning to make big investments in Georgia. Besides implementing big business projects all over the world, he is UNO Honorary Ambassador. You’ll learn about his plans in Georgia from our exclusive interview.
Michael Rasmussen: - I got interested in Georgia after changes in your country in October. My company would like to implement projects that will assist development of tourism and agriculture.
We’ve already worked out economic projects for Georgia. We’ve implemented analogous projects in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Senegal. I think Georgia is the country where we’ll achieve success.
Q. – Why have you got interested in Georgia exactly now?
A. – I’ve always been interested in Georgia but I had no desire to cooperate with the previous government because of ideological differences with Saakashvili’s authorities.
Q. – What was the reason of disagreement?
A. – I have friends in Georgia and I knew almost all the details of current events. For now don’t ask me to say more but I can tell you that Saakashvili’s government was doing nothing for the benefit of people. For this reason cooperation with Georgia was impossible. After October changes, it’s possible to start thinking about implementation of big investments and business projects in Georgia. This cooperation will be beneficial for both sides.
Q. – Recently Anders Fogh Rasmussen declared: ‘In case the underway arrests are politically motivated it will deliver a serious blow at the country’s and government’s image.’ This declaration caused discontent in a part of our society. Anders Fogh Rasmussen is your close relative. He’s also well informed about the previous authorities’ offense … then how can we explain his declaration?
A. – He commended Georgia for strive to NATO, liked the undergoing democratic processes but the thing is that Georgia is a special partner for NATO; it should be exemplary for the rest of the world. I think this declaration was an important message for the new authorities in order not to admit infringement of principles of democracy.
Q. – What do you know about our country?
A. – I began to love your people due to their fighting ability, strive for better future and amazing sincerity. Georgia has desire and what’s more ability to become a successful country. I founded ‘SIPSA’ Company in America too where my partner and the Company President is a Georgian – Davit Kartozia. Together with my partners I’ll try to assist Georgian people to improve the situation.
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