PM: “peaceful” Gov’t policy leading to country’s reunification

Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili highlighted the importance of peace for his country at the ongoing European Political Community Summit in Moldova. Photo: Government press office, 01 Jun 2023 - 13:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday said his Government's “peaceful” policy on the backdrop of challenges sparked by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict was leading to reunification of the country.

In his press comments at the European Political Community Summit in Chișinău, Garibashvili pointed to the ongoing occupation of Georgian territories by Russia and the absence of “any international security umbrella” for the country, while stressing the “right steps” on behalf of the Government for “ensuring peace” and “protecting citizens” were “extremely important”. 

It is extremely important for the Government to take the right steps to, first of all, protect our country in this highly unpredictable environment [...] and of course, we must take care of safety of our citizens, our people”, he said.

“Whatever our policy is, it is a peaceful policy - we have maintained peace, strengthened it, and we are leading our country to reunification”, Garibashvili told the media. 

The PM is featuring at the Summit that brings together 47 European leaders to discuss security and energy amid Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. 

Garibashvili will take part in panel discussions and hold “high-level” bilateral meetings with European partners on the sidelines of the event, the Government press office said on Wednesday.