Kakha Kaladze, secretary-general of the Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party, and Irakli Kobakhidze, executive secretary of the Georgian Dream Party, met with members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg - German and Latvian MPs from the European People's Party, Michael Galler and Sandra Kalniete, and from the Progressive Alliance of Democrats, Sven Mikser.
Leaders of the Georgian Dream meet with MEPs
By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Thursday, February 13
According to the Georgian Dream party, the meetings focused on the fulfillment of the obligations assumed under the Association Agreement with the European Union, the ongoing and planned reforms in Georgia, the political process in the country and the pre-election environment.
The ruling party's press office publishes Kakha Kaladze's statement that the MEPs have asked many questions and have received relevant explanations: “We have informed our friends about the political situation in the country. As for the elections, we stressed that we will do everything to ensure that the elections are held in a free, peaceful environment, so that all political parties, all political entities have the opportunity to present their visions to the population in a free environment and conduct an election campaign.”
According to Kakha Kaladze, they also talked about Gigi Ugulava's arrest and informed the MEPs that this case has nothing to do with politics, it relates to embezzlement of GEL 48 million and there is solid evidence.
The Georgian Dream also quotes Irakli Kobakhidze's statement that all issues related to Georgia-EU relations were discussed during the meetings with the MEPs: “Our task was to provide detailed information to partners, members of the European Parliament and each of our meetings were focused on these.”
Irakli Kobakhidze said that he had provided the European MPs with the information that the public has about the case of Ugulava. According to Kobakhidze, there are no questions about the content of the case either in Georgia or abroad, and the only question concerns time, connection to the elections and, consequently, political relevance. Investigation.
According to Kobakhidze, there are no questions about the content of the case either in Georgia or abroad, and the only questions that are concerning for partners are the timing, connection to the elections and, consequently, political relevance of investigation.
According to Kobakhidze, 48 million was embezzled to fulfill the election goals of the United National Movement and there are many pieces of evidence.
Members of the Georgian Dream parliamentary majority Kakha Kuchava, David Songulashvili, Irakli Beraia and Levan Kobiashvili attended the meetings in the European Parliament.