Mikheil Sarjveladze, the former Deputy Minister of Justice, made a comment about the document that in 2019 was “negatively assessed” by the Ministry of Justice concerning the Namakhvani HPP agreement. Sarjveladze noted that did not remember the contents of these remarks in detail. Quite often, conclusions were issued on such types of contracts, sometimes – positive, sometimes – negative. This has been happening constantly and therefore, he said, it was difficult to recover specific details. The document was signed by Mikheil Sarjveladze.
“I do not remember the content of these remarks in detail. Quite often, conclusions were issued on such types of contracts, sometimes – positive, sometimes – negative. This was happening all the time and therefore, I find it difficult to recover specific details. I am talking about specific details. However, whatever the issues there, it would be advisable to negotiate the issues and weigh the individual terms of the agreements accordingly. The issue of whether / not to consider all these recommendations and remarks would depend on the negotiation process.
I do not remember talking about cabalic terms. There were conditions that seemed to us to have been concessions from one side or the other in the negotiation process. As, for example, various issues may be in the contract. So it already depends on the negotiating party. I think our advice, in this case, was correct. Consequently, the extent to which all the remarks were automatically and mechanically taken into account… Unfortunately, it is not possible in the negotiation process. Therefore, it should be taken into account, “Sarjveladze said.
Former Deputy Minister added that an agreement is not a process where one party can dictate terms to another. This is usually the subject of the agreement and therefore, he does not know how the recommendations were taken into account. “I think it would not work, but it would be good,” Sarjveladze said.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze