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Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"

Created: 2024.05.15 / Updated: 2024.05.16 08:02
      Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"
      Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"
      Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"
      Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"
      Landsbergis met with the Prime Minister of Georgia: "The EU direction has brought tangible benefits to Georgia, should not be taken for granted"

      In Georgia, Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, met with Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili.

      The Foreign Minister emphasized in the meetings that what Georgia has achieved through many years of hard work could quickly be lost. The government's actions are not compatible with the aspirations of Georgia's civil society or the country's declared goals of integration into the European Union and NATO and may have serious long-term consequences for its geopolitical direction.

      "We would not wish Georgia's European future to be restricted. You must clearly understand that if this happens, it will be solely your responsibility - those in the government of Georgia," the Foreign Minister emphasized.

      Landsbergis said at the meeting that Georgia should understand that together with European integration, it has also received tangible benefits, which he should not take for granted.

      "It is not enough to say that you continue to try to steer the country towards the West. We must see this very clearly in your actions as well. Unfortunately, we have been observing the opposite trend," Landsbergis said.

      The head of Lithuania's diplomacy also emphasized that the use of violence in response to peaceful protests was incompatible with EU values ​​and completely intolerable.

      "Mass protests show that the general public of Georgia, especially the youth, does not support your chosen vector. Having a different opinion and defending it, including through protest, is a normal form of democratic expression. The government must ensure the conditions for freedom of expression and assembly, to talk with the people, and to listen to their opinions," the Foreign Minister said.

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