PM: "We won’t forge any strategic ties with Burjanadze’s party or Alliance of Patriots"

PM said he would take responsibility for the people who appear in his party’s election list. Photo by the Prime Minister’s webpage., 16 Apr 2016 - 00:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili excluded any strategic cooperation with non-parliamentary opposition parties of Democratic Movement-United Georgia and Alliance of Patriots. 

If any expectations over such a partnership exist for the upcoming elections or in the future, I am ready to dismiss them,” said Kvirikashvili when he addressed local journalists earlier tonight. 

The Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, run by the country’s ex-parliament chairperson Nino Burjanadze and Alliance of Patriots chaired by former journalist Irma Ivashvili support closer ties with Russia. 

Prime Minister Kvirikashvili stressed the election list of the Georgian Dream Party will be composed by professionals who would serve the country well; some already known and some less-known to the public. 

Kvirikashvili said he would not be the only person to fill the list as the Party team would work together on this issue, but he said he would be responsible for choosing the future activities of the selected people. 

Kvirikashvili added he had good relations with Georgia’s former prime minister and founder of the Georgian Dream coalition Bidzina Ivanishvili but he was never influenced by the ex-PM as he always had his views and attitudes.