Georgian opposition pleased with French FM
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 15 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian opposition discussed domestic politics with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner today. Opposition leaders said they were pleased with the talks.
Opposition members Republican Party leader Tina Khidasheli, Movement for Fair Georgia member Petre Mamradze, Democratic Movement - United Georgia leader Nino Burjanadze and Our Georgia - Free Democrats Chairman Irakli Alasania were invited to a working breakfast with Kouchner this morning.
Alasania said after the meeting that special attention was paid to the recent local elections and problems with democracy in Georgia.
"Kouchner assured us that France will pay particular attention to protecting human and civil rights in Georgia. This will be a key issue in its relations with the Georgian authorities," he said.
Alasania added that the opposition raised questions about the need for greater pressure on Moscow to liberate the occupied Georgian territories.
Khidasheli told Trend that she pleased with the meeting.
"This was an open, business conversation," she said. "Kouchner was more interested in domestic problems, although we also discussed the occupied territories."