Georgia satisfied with PACE Resolution: Vice-Speaker
France, Strasburg, Jan. 29 / Trend , A.Maharramli/
Georgian Parliament Vice-Speaker Mikheil
Machavariani welcomed the Resolution on Georgia, presented by the Monitoring
Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
"The Resolution fully shows that Russia is avoiding its obligations," Georgia's ruling party representative Machavariani told Trend .
The PACE Resolution says that the Assembly has
reaffirmed its full support to the October 2008 Resolution. The Resolution also
says that Georgia has fulfilled most of the items in the document, while Russia has not fulfilled the basic requirements.
Machavariani believes the fact that
virtually all except the Russian delegation voted for the document shows that
it is acceptable to the Council of Europe.
"This is the most important thing for us, because we cannot remain alone when encountering Russia," he said.
The amendments made by the European parliamentarians clarified the CoE position, said Machavariani. It was clearly stated that Russia must withdraw its troops, return refugees and, most importantly, revoke its decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, he said.
The amendment won the equal number of votes - 68/68, Machavariani said. "But I am confident that in April the position of the countries [CoE], knowing the position of Russia and its unwillingness to comply with the recommendations, will be tougher," he said.
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