The Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze came to the Georgian Foreign Ministry for consultations earlier today due to the appointment of Georgia’s convicted ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili as chair of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Reforms Council.
Sharashenidze was recalled to Tbilisi for consultations on May 8 and spent two weeks under quarantine due to the coronavirus.
Georgian Foreign Ministry reported earlier that Saakashvili’s appointment to the council will not lead to the suspension of diplomatic relations with Ukraine or cause any threats to the strategic partnership.
However the appointment of a man who was convicted in Georgia and is wanted by Georgian law enforcement by a strategic partner causes questions. That is why with the involvement of the ambassador, we should figure out what should be done in this situation not to affect bilateral relations,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.
Sharashenidze says that the embassy “did not work badly,” adding that he does not know whether he will maintain the post or not.