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Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”

Created: 2024.05.15 / Updated: 2024.05.15 11:14
      Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”
      Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”
      Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”
      Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”
      Landsbergis met with the President of Georgia: “Georgia’s European future belongs to the people, and no one has the right to take it away”

      On 15 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, and the Ministers of the Baltic states and Iceland are visiting Georgia, where he met with the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili. The Foreign Minister said at the meeting that the “foreign influence” law, passed against the will of Georgia’s civil society and despite clear calls from the international community, was not compatible with the aspirations of the country’s government for integration into the European Union and NATO and would ave serious long-term consequences for the country’s geopolitical direction.

      “We came to Tbilisi as your closest friends—friends who care about Georgia and its people and who care about Georgia’s European future,” Landsbergis said. 

      Landsbergis expressed his regrets over a law passed by the Georgian Parliament the previous day, which stigmatized the country’s civil society. 

      “The Georgian government has once again proved that it has decided to turn away from the European and transatlantic path. However, the only direction to which one can then turn is to Russia. So, the primary goal of our arrival is to express our support and solidarity with all those fighting for Georgia’s democratic and European choice for Georgia’s European future. This future belongs to the people of Georgia, and nobody has the right to take it away,” Landsbergis said. 

      On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministers will meet with the Speaker of Parliament Shalva Papuashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, representatives of parliamentary opposition parties and civil society. 

       

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