Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the Georgian Dream, said that if the Georgian president told the truth about her visits to Europe, it means she violated the constitution.
Kobakhidze’s comment refers to the statement made by the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, in her annual report to Parliament today, where she expressed dissatisfaction with the government and noting she was refused the chance to visit Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw, although she used personal contacts and was able to carry out unofficial format visits.
“The restrictions imposed on the President’s international activities are incomprehensible when the need is greatest and time is running out. On February 26, 2022, I was refused in writing to pay working visits to Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw. Given the current situation, I canceled all official formats. At such times I found it necessary to use my personal contacts and turn working visits into personal meetings. I think this approach and such restrictions are harmful to our country, which is in such a difficult region,” Zurabishvili said.
The President noted her forty years of experience in diplomacy and strategic affairs, and the personal contacts acquired during this period in Georgia should be used to the maximum rather than lost.