Georgia, Tbilisi, March 11 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Secretary General of the National Movement (headed by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili) Vano Merabishvili calls on the population, regardless of political affiliation and political orientation, to join the protest rally on Rustaveli Avenue on April 19, and once again demonstrate the political will of the Georgian people.
According to Merabishvili, last week, a group of MEPs has sent a letter to Georgia, signed by representatives of different countries and different factions.
"This letter is very disturbing to us. This is the first message of such kind in the history of Georgia over the past years. This is why the National Movement once again appeals to the public, regardless of party affiliation and political orientation, to come to Rustaveli Avenue on April 19 at 16:00 and once again demonstrate the political will of the Georgian people," Merabishvili said.
According to him, Georgia's development is only possible through Europe and NATO.
"We have made a request. This will be a peaceful action that will once again demonstrate to our government and Europe that the will of the Georgian people is immutable. I know that this action will be joined by many non-governmental organizations, civic groups, and together we will demonstrate to the government, neighbors and Europe that the will of the Georgian people is firm. This action is not directed against any of our neighbors, we respect their choice, but the way of Georgia is the way of Georgia," Merabishvili said.
Speaking about the organization of the event, Merabishvili said that he has already visited Samtskhe-Javakheti, and will head to West Georgia tomorrow.
"It will be a rally on a national scale. Not only quantity matters here, but representation as well. Representatives of all regions have to get an opportunity to take part in this protest rally," Merabishvili said.
Responding to the question on the point of organizing the rally, if the Parliament has already adopted a resolution on the immutability of Georgia's European policy, Secretary General of the National Movement said that "the European way does not only mean a resolution."
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