The USA welcomes decision of the Georgian government to hold early presidential elections, the US Assistant Secretary of State, Matthew Bryza, reported to Public Television of Georgia on 9 November, Novosti-Georgia reports.
"We welcome Georgian President's initiative to hold early presidential elections and a plebiscite, which means regulation of the political situation in Georgia democratically," Bryza said. He remembered that the opposition demanded postponing the elections.
Bryza considers that the early presidential elections and a plebiscite will allow an opportunity to people to express their opinion.
In addition, Bryza said that the USA is concerned by the emergency situation and certain limitations on the press although the broadcasting will be re-established after abolishing the emergency situation. "I believe that these steps will be taken soon," he said.
" Georgia is our friendly country. Therefore, we are concerned by those that take place in Georgia," he said. Serious internal tension took place in Georgia, it is Georgia's internal affair and Russia should not interfere in it, Byza said.
According to him, the way out should be found by the sides themselves through talks and they should discuss what next step will be taken to strengthen the democratic institutions because due to these democratic institutions, Georgia is important for the USA.
"We, the USA and European alliance, are prepared to hold a dialogue simultaneously with all sides although it depends on the wish of the Georgian parties," Bryza said. "The general values that we have are democratic institutions. The Georgian people are wise people and believe in democracy. We believe that exactly democratic institutions will assist Georgia in this complicated period," Bryza said.