Georgian Speaker urges law enforcement agencies be diplomatic
Georgia,Tbilisi,Dec. 14 / Trend. Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, David Usupashvili urged law enforcement agencies to show more tact and discretion regarding deputies or senior politicians. He relayed this message to journalists after a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Sweden and Bulgaria and the head of the Polish president's office on Friday.
"We had a very friendly and warm meeting. We talked about the enhancement of relations and cooperation between our countries and discussed the current political situation. We also informed them about what is being done to enable parliament to become a strong institution. We have created all conditions for this, including the coalition majority.
"However, in the minority there are people with rich experience in parliamentary and public activities. If they become more involved in parliament's activity, we will be able to create the best parliament in the Georgian history, both in terms of quality and in the alignment of forces," Usupashvili said.
The speaker also referred to existing problems. He said, cohabitation is a difficult process and requires the will of each party.
"We told the guests that we have to answer questions from the past in order that we do not remain there. Particular crimes, systemic problems must be investigated, but we should not in any way remain in the past.
"The people chose us to move the country forward, not only to demand accountability for the past. So I do not rule out that the investigation of particular issues may lead us to certain high ranking officials and it should not be automatically considered as political persecution, "the speaker said.
At the same time he said, when it comes to members of Parliament, or high-level policymakers, the law enforcement agencies have to exercise the utmost discretion and caution.
"Otherwise, it will cause unreasonable upset which is not in the interests of the country," Usupashvili said.