In Tbilisi, the intervention of the Lithuanian politician was called offensive
Special Representative of the Head of the European Council Charles Michel Swedish diplomat Christian DanielssonArriving in Tbilisi, he warned that this time he did not intend to stay for more than three days, therefore, the parties had limited time to search for a compromise.
“I look forward to meeting with the leaders of political parties, both opposition and the ruling party, to help them reach an agreement and end the political crisis in the country. Now is the time for compromise. A compromise is not a sign of weakness, a compromise is a sign of strength, a sign that democracy in Georgia is working and a compromise is the European way ”,
– said Danielsson at a meeting with reporters.
The diplomat has no doubts that a compromise will be found – Georgian politicians simply have no other choice.
Most likely, the opposition will have to come to terms with the fact that the next parliamentary elections will be held according to plan, and not at the request of politicians.
At least Monday, the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili announced that the issue of early elections has been removed.
“There will be no early elections. We have finished talking about this. In this regard, we have heard statements by officials from the EU, the State Department, the US Senate, etc. The whole world recognized and congratulated us, what kind of elections are you talking about? As for our dialogue, of course, it continues. We are ready to reach a really reasonable and fair compromise, it is the turn of the opposition “,
– said Irakli Garibashvili.
On Monday, the Prime Minister met with Danielsson, confirming the readiness of the ruling party “Continue constructive dialogue”…
In addition, Irakli Garibashvili commented on the statement of a member of the European Parliament and the Seimas of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius, made the day before, calling such statements offensive.
We will remind, Kubilius proposed to sit at the negotiating table not the ruling party and the opposition, but Bidzina Ivanishvili (founder of the Georgian Dream party) and fugitive president Mikhail Saakashvili (founder of the opposition United National Movement).
“This is an insulting statement. Bidzina Ivanishvili left politics, he left both political office and the post of party chairman, declaring that he no longer participates in politics. As for the possible involvement of Saakashvili, it is offensive for our state when someone, whoever he is, calls on us to include this criminal element in the negotiations. I want to remind everyone that today Saakashvili is on the verge of expulsion in Ukraine as well, ”
– noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Danielsson also met with the leadership of the ruling Georgian Dream party. However, after the meeting, the head of the party Irakli Kobakhidze told reporters that there would be no comment for now. It is only known that the diplomat offered the authorities a number of options that will be considered, as well as that the final negotiations are scheduled for Tuesday, after which the Swedish diplomat will leave Tbilisi.
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