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Landsbergis and his Baltic counterparts to visit Georgia, express support for the European choice of Georgian society

Created: 2024.05.14 / Updated: 2024.05.14 15:49

On 15 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Iceland, will visit Georgia, whose democratic future is in trouble.

“The “foreign influence” law that sparked protests in Georgia is incompatible with the country’s European direction. Today, together with the Foreign Ministers of Iceland, Estonia, and Latvia, we are going to Georgia to express our concern to politicians and meet civil society representatives. We call on the Georgian government to withdraw this bill and confirm its determination to continue European integration,” Landsbergis said. 

The Foreign Ministers will meet with the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Speaker of Parliament Shalva Papuashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze, parliamentary opposition parties and civil society. 

The purpose of the visit is to convey a message that the so-called “transparency of foreign influence” law, adopted against the will of the Georgian civil society, is not compatible with the aspirations of the country’s government for integration into the European Union and NATO and would have serious long-term consequences for the country’s geopolitical direction. The Foreign Ministers will also support the people of Georgia, who are defending democratic values. They will call on the authorities to end the organised campaign of intimidation and violence against protesters.

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