We warmly welcome the decisions taken today by Georgia’s political leaders in line with the agreement reached on 19 April. Today, signatories from opposition parties entered Parliament to participate in parliamentary business, in the name of Georgia’s citizens. Together, the ruling and opposition parties elected a new Speaker and are drawing up draft legislation to address perceptions of politicized justice. The President of Georgia used her constitutional powers to support the implementation of this commitment.
These were difficult decisions, which required considerable political courage. We look forward to the next steps to further implement the agreement, in line with agreed timelines, to advance Georgia’s democratic and rule of law agenda.
We call again on all other elected Members of Parliament to join the agreement and contribute to its implementation, in the interest of Georgia, its citizens, EU-Georgia relations and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic future.