Parliamentary opposition, British MP review Georgia's European perspective, 2024 elections

  • Davit Usupashvili, the Chair of the Parliamentary political group for the opposition Lelo party, highlighted the United Kingdom had “always been a great friend” of Georgia in his comments on the meeting. Photo: Parliament of Georgia

Agenda.ge, 29 Aug 2023 - 16:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's European perspective and the 2024 Parliamentary elections in the country were discussed on Tuesday in a meeting between representatives of the Georgian Parliamentary opposition and Jonathan Djanogly, the Chair of the Georgia All-Party Parliamentary Groups in the British Parliament.

Davit Usupashvili, the Chair of the Parliamentary political group for the opposition Lelo party, highlighted the United Kingdom had “always been a great friend” of Georgia in his comments on the meeting.

We had a serious conversation about the upcoming elections, and we expect a lot of involvement from Britain in terms of monitoring [the vote], as well as in terms of [Georgia’s] NATO integration”, Usupashvili said.

Khatia Dekanoidze, a member of the Parliamentary political group of Eurooptimists, said the meeting with the British counterparts was “quite interesting and intense”. 

First of all, we reviewed the European perspective of Georgia and the situation we have today with regard to the fulfilment of the 12 points [outlined by the European Council for granting the country the EU membership candidate status] and the accountability of the Government in this matter”, Dekanoidze said.

She also added the meeting focused on the 2024 Parliamentary elections and on their “free and fair” conduct, which she said “also implies the very important responsibility of long-term and short-term observation missions”.

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