“Today, when the law has been enforced and the state has risen to the top, I would like to call on all political forces who value our country to open a genuine and sincere dialogue, to talk not about what divides us, but about what should unite us.” The Minister releases a statement. Irakli Gharibashvili offers “all sane opposition forces” to enter the parliament.
“Against the background of the challenges facing the country, it is time for dialogue, not confrontation. I suggest all sane opposition forces enter parliament and use our country’s legislature as the main platform for discussion. As I mentioned yesterday, we are ready for any real dialogue at any time.
“Together we must take care of the strengthening of our statehood and independence, the further strengthening of the democratic system, the overcoming of economic and social problems, and the final integration of Georgia into the European Union and NATO,” the Prime Minister said.
Irakli Gharibashvili says law enforcement by the Interior Ministry, which includes the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia, was a necessary condition for “reducing radicalism in politics and establishing fair relations.”
“The reaction of our people to law enforcement has confirmed that the top priority for Georgian society is the rule of law. However, we do not count the number of people gathered today for the demonstration, as we value every citizen of our country,” he said.