Georgia's Way leader urges U.S. president to support conduct of new elections
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 11 / Trend , N. Kirtskhalia/
Leader of Georgia's Way political patty Salome Zourabishvili sent a special appeal to President Barack Obama and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Philip Gordon, which stated that the United States should support the holding of new elections in Georgia. Party's press service said this appeal was forwarded to Gordon yesterday during his visit to Georgia.
"Georgia should be neither forgotten nor sacrificed for a renewed dialogue with Moscow," the statement said.
Zourabichvili said the current leadership of Georgia has become destructive element that threatens stability in Georgia and in whole region. She believes that the stability of Georgia is directly related to Georgian people's ability of reconciliation with authorities without which the political crisis will only deepen that could lead to explosive situations.
According to former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgia with its current leadership becomes more and more isolated from neighbors, raising its weakness, which nationalist forces in Armenia can take advantage to increase pressure in the Samtskhe Javakhetiya region, and Russia which can take full advantage of the inability of "discredited leadership of Georgia to protect Georgian interests in the global arena, irrespective of the UN Security Council or Geneva talks."
At the end of his letter Zourabishvili said that the only free elections may give an opportunity for coming to power of the new leadership, which will have the confidence of the people. In this regard, she expressed conviction that the United States should contribute to new elections and to support such democratic institutions, free media and judicial independence.
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