US, UK urge Georgian ruling party, opposition to work together to strengthen democracy, achieve political stability

The US and the UK call on all political parties in Georgia to work together to achieve political stability. Photo: Salome Zurabishvili's Facebook page, 29 Jul 2021 - 22:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Gerry Connolly, co-chairs of the House Georgia Caucus, say that the ruling Georgian Dream ‘party’s decision to walk away from the April 19 parliamentary deal ‘sadly highlights the ongoing challenges to Georgia’s democracy’. 

We are disappointed by this development and by both the opposition parties refusal to join the agreement and the overall polarisation of politics in Tbilisi. We urge all parties to take a step back, reassess their priorities, and work together to strengthen Georgia’s democracy – not tear it down”, they say in a joint statement. 

It further notes that ‘only through the legislative process can the tough issues of governing be solved’. 

Those who want to see Georgia’s democracy fail are emboldened when politicians backtrack, point fingers, and spread conspiracies. We stand ready to assist where we can in order to help restore trust in Georgia’s democracy”, the Congressmen said.