From the information I have, there is a rumor that the National Center for Disease Control may be separated from Lugar or reorganized again. At the same time, there is no element of truth in the reports that someone’s interests may be considered, the former head of the National Center for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, said in an exclusive interview with InterPressNews, answering a question of whether there are grounds for supsect that Russia's wishes in relation to the Lugar laboratory can be taken into account.
According to the Gamkrelidze, the Lugar laboratory is the treasure of Georgia.
As Gamkrelidze explained, there have always been claims from the Russian side regarding the Lugar laboratory, which only have a political content.
“As for the fact that there have always been claims from the Russian side regarding the Lugar laboratory, they only have a political content. Russia is envious. I consider the participation in the start of this program in Georgia and the operation of the Lugar laboratory to be one of the great merits in my career. As for Russia's constant claims that something is being done there and so on, it's all made up for various reasons," Gamkrelidze said.