( Prime-News ) - Germany welcomes announcement of the early presidential elections in Georgia on January 05 and states that this would allow solving the problem in a democratic way.
Prime-News was told at the Embassy of Germany in Georgia that Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, stated about that in Germany after his telephone conversation with Gela Bezhuashvili, Foreign minister of Georgia.
According to German official, lifting of the state of emergency in Georgia would be another step towards stabilization of the situation in the country.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated that it is important to hold the presidential elections and plebiscite on date of parliamentary elections according to European standards. All restrictions on mass media should be lifted as well.