“A personal envoy of the European Council President Charles Michel, Christian Danielsson, will be coming to Georgia to see whether there is an opportunity to find a common position between the sides,” the EU Ambassador to Georgia, Carl Hartzell, told journalists.
He believes now is the time for all political leaders to sit down together and negotiate.
“A few days ago, President Charles Michel announced after the first round of mediation by his representative, Danielsson, that he wanted Danielsson to return to Georgia and that would happen soon. We are in the preparatory stage of his arrival.
“It is no secret that the first round of mediation was a disappointment as no agreement was reached, which the EU considers important for Georgia to keep the country moving forward. Danielsson will arrive to see if there is still a chance to find a common position between the parties. Now is the time to actively consider whether it is possible to be part of a broader agreement on the initial positions of all parties. It will not be easy, but it is time for political leadership and all political leaders to sit down together and negotiate. I think there is a real possibility of an agreement if all parties have a sincere desire to take the necessary steps towards an outcome that is acceptable to all parties,” said Carl Hartzell.
On March 18, negotiations between the Georgian Dream and the opposition mediated by the international partners ended without an agreement and on March 19 Christian Danielsson left for Brussels to submit a report.
However, on March 22, President of the European Council Charles Michel announced that his representative Danielsson would return to continue the mediation between the political parties in Georgia.
By Ana Dumbadze