The Georgian opposition think they are working against the Government, but in reality they are acting against the country itself, Nikoloz Samkharadze, the ruling Georgian Dream party MP who chairs the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Friday in an interview with the Georgian Public Broadcaster.
The comment by Samkharadze followed a statement by Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party, who accused representatives of the opposition of advocating against the European Union granting a candidate status to Georgia.
Samkharadze also noted the political opposition's “disinformation campaign damages the image of the country,” adding the parties “ask for sanctions against Georgia” in meetings with foreign partners, with their allegations of the ruling party helping Russia on the backdrop of the latter’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Georgian MP added opposition presented the Georgian Dream party as an “obstacle” to Georgia’s European integration, criticising the parties for claiming Georgia would not be able to become a member of the EU if the Government did not step down.
Samkharadze stressed the attempts of the opposition would “not be successful” as the EU and other European institutions “rely on real facts and not misinformation.”