Georgian Speaker briefs European leading mass media with situation in Georgia

Politics Materials 17 June 2009 15:20 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, June 17 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/

Speaker of Georgian Parliament David Bakradze met with foreign journalists, who are on visit in the country.

During the meeting media have shown particular interest to main directions of foreign policy of Georgia and the situation in conflict regions, the Parliament said.

Talking about internal political processes, Bakradze stated that the country is developing dynamic. According to him, there is a change in the traditional Georgian political mentality, which is radical and is closely linked with the street stocks and radical demands.

"It is time to turn to dialogue and a culture and to listen to each other. I think we are going to this transformation, and Georgian politics will be based on political dialogue, rather than on the street," the speaker said.

According to him, Georgia's policy was solved in streets over 20 years that has always caused a polarization in society. Now Georgia has a chance to change these processes.

Bakradze explained to journalists that it was necessary to translate the current developments in the political process and dialogue, and for this purpose was established a state constitutional commission, the Electoral Code is being designing and the agenda includes elections of a mayor. According to him, the government offered the opposition to begin debate on the reform of the judiciary and freedom of speech, to which the opposition has not yet been agreed.

Journalists are also interested in speaker's statement with regard to closing of the UN mission in Georgia. According to the statement, it would be difficult for the international community to provide unbiased information about the situation in conflict zones after closure of the UN mission. He also noted that bringing this issue to a public vote is a signal to Russia's policy which has recognized the independence of two regions and other countries support Georgia's territorial integrity.

"Members of the Security Council to publicly commit a red line for Russia, and this red line is the territorial integrity of Georgia," Bakradze said.

The meeting also discussed the situation in conflict zones since August last year.

After the meeting, speaker gave an interview to Polish television RTVP1 and Italian "RAI DUE", which removes the film of Georgia, entitled "One year after the war."

A group of foreign journalists arrived in Georgia on the European tour. They met with other representatives of the Georgian government.

The delegation of media representatives represents Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at: [email protected]