“Unfortunately, yesterday’s briefing of Salome Zurabishvili was directly aimed against Georgia getting the EU candidate status,” Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Georgian Dream, said at a briefing in the party’s office.
He claimed that Zurabishvili speaks with the message box of the radical opposition.
“We would not consider it necessary to respond to Salome Zurabishvili’s statement, but we respect the Constitutional status of the President of Georgia and, therefore, we will briefly touch upon several passages of her briefing yesterday. Unfortunately, yesterday’s briefing was directly aimed against Georgia getting the EU candidate status. On the one hand, she says that the radical opposition was acting against the state in Brussels, and on the other hand, she is publicly repeating the lies on which the anti-state campaign of the National Movement and its satellites is built. When Salome Zurabishvili said a week before deciding on the status of a candidate that Georgia was in first place last year, in July, and is now in last place in relation to Ukraine and Moldova, this statement can only be given the harshest assessment.
“The President’s so-called assessment is a lie and it does not even matter in this case. When Salome Zurabishvili declares a week before the decision on the status of a candidate that “there are no arguments left, there is only a small chance of getting a candidate status”, it is a continuation of the anti-state rhetoric of the radical opposition. Why Salome Zurabishvili is doing this and why she joined the radical opposition message box, we will leave it to the public to judge,” Kobakhidze said.