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Georgia is one of the safest countries in the world, where there are no transnational crimes and no terrorist attacks, said Caucasus expert Mamuka Areshidze.
"In this planet, Georgia is one of the safest countries. Of course, the level of crime in our country is the same as in other countries neighboring us, but as for the transnational criminal situation, it is, of course, much lower. we have not had such an active movement (militants - ed.) towards Syria and Iraq over the past year and a half," expert Mamuka Areshidze said in an interview. Sputnik Georgia.
Experts suggest that several dozen natives of Georgia from the Pankisi Gorge joined the ranks of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS *) and left for Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently announced that visa cancellation issue for Georgia it is difficult given the lack of diplomatic relations between the countries and the fact that not only Central Asia, but also the regions of the South Caucasus are becoming routes that terrorists and drug traffickers are actively trying to use.
Meanwhile, the renowned research portal Numbeo published rating of the safest countries in the world, in which Georgia took seventh place out of 125 countries.
* A terrorist organization banned in many countries of the world, including Russia and the United States.