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Georgia – Death of former President Eduard Shevardnadze (July 8, 2014)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Eduard Shevardnadze, former President of Georgia and former Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs.

We extend our condolences to his family as well as to the Georgian people.

France pays tribute to the memory of this key figure in international relations. Eduard Shevardnadze, who was the architect of the détente between the major powers at the end of the 1980s, played a key role in promoting peace through the resumption of dialogue with the United States and the USSR’s participation in disarmament negotiations.


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