EU Ambassador: “We will help Georgia to move forward”

Philip Dimitrov, EU Ambassador to Georgia., 25 Mar 2014 - 18:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Union’s Ambassador to Georgia has advised the country not to get concerned over its partners giving recommendations surrounding the country’s ex-President’s summons to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office.

"When concerns are raised by your friends, it is not very helpful and they should be taken away,” Philip Dimitrov told journalists today.

"When I go down the street and some friends stop me and tell me that my tie is not well tied, I usually don’t tell them, well, it is as good as yours. I would rather try to see if there is anything in it and try to improve it,” the EU Ambassador said.

In addition, Dimitrov claimed the EU was trying to help Georgia in signing the Association Agreement.

"However this signing is not the end [but] it is a beginning. We will help Georgia to move forward. This is because we believe that the Georgian people deserve it,” Dimitrov said.

Georgia’s former President Mikheil Saakashvili is currently living abroad but has been summoned to be questioned as a witness regarding ten cases at the Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 27.

This move was assessed by some as "revenge tactics”, however the country’s Government said transparency in investigations against former government officials would be guaranteed.