PM: Georgian government not to allow selective justice
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 16 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon on Friday.
The sides welcomed the elections held in Georgia and expressed the hope that the building of democratic institutions will continue in the future.
Philip Gordon congratulated Bidzina Ivanishvili on winning. The Prime Minister, in turn, thanked Philip Gordon on behalf of the Georgian people for the work implemented for Georgia.
The arrests of high-ranking officials were also discussed at the meeting, and the Prime Minister noted that he will not allow selective justice.
"During a visit to Europe, I convinced all that the processes will be transparent, and I assure you about it either. Our government will not allow the selective justice" Bidzina Ivanishvili said.
"Naturally, the rule of law must be respected, and if someone is guilty then he should be punished. Today I met with representatives of both sides, and there was no one who does not share that view," Philip Gordon, who is on an official visit to Georgia, said.
However, he noted that "the reality and the conception must be distinguished."
"These processes should be conducted transparently, but if there is the impression that these processes are not transparent and are like the persecution of political opponents, the whole country will pay dearly for it," Gordon said.