US Ambassador to Georgia met today Georgian Parliament Speaker, Shalva Papuashvili and Chairman of the Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze.
“Today was a good opportunity to meet with the new Speaker of Parliament and to hear about his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. It was also an opportunity to talk with the chairman of the ruling party and hear their priorities for the coming session. We were very glad to hear that at the top of the agenda is further judicial reforms, harmonizing Georgia’s law with the European Union as part of the fulfilling the Association Agenda; and also, the Summit for Democracy pledges that Georgia made in connection with President Biden’s Summit for Democracies. So, a very busy agenda for the legislature. We also discussed the situation in Ukraine with the tensions and the security threat that Russia has created in the region, and Russia’s aggressive attempts to destabilize European security with the threat of force.
Obviously, this is a pivotal moment, a very important moment for Georgia and for the region, and for all of us in upholding the fundamental principles - international principles that have kept Europe peaceful and prosperous for the past 30 years plus. So, very important discussions and topics, and I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss with both Speaker Papuashvili and Mr. Kobakhidze about their priorities for the upcoming legislative session”, - said Kelly Degnan.