Georgian FM responds to US congressmen’s concern regarding Tbilisi protests

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani says that much controversial information has reached Washington. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office., 17 Dec 2019 - 11:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has responded to the letter of two US congressmen regarding the ongoing protests in Tbilisi, sparked by the rejection of an election bill last month, saying that “much controversial information is reaching Washington.” 

Zalkaliani stated that the view of the US and the country’s representatives is “of high value for Georgia.” 

We have always had and will have communication with them [the US government, other state institutions] and they [the congressmen] will receive precise information on ongoing process in Tbilisi. We assume that much controversial information is reaching Washington and in this situation, maintaining correct and timely communication with them plays an important role,” Zalkaliani said. 

He stated that US-Georgia relations, in all fields, is “at an all-time high and the very-close cooperation and partnership will continue.” 

Two US Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Gerry Connolly have expressed their concern regarding the rejection of the ruling Georgian Dream party proposed election bill last month and the dispersal of rallies in Tbilisi sparked by the rejection.