Georgia, Tbilisi, 29 June / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Parliamentary minority leader of Georgia, David Bakradze, has expressed his readiness for consultations with the Speaker of Parliament David Usupashvili and Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
"I want to once again respond to the proposal that I received yesterday from the Speaker of Parliament to hold consultations with him and the Prime Minister and to discuss the planned constitutional changes, including the creation of the Parliamentary Constitutional Commission. Unfortunately, in view of the events that took place yesterday morning, when employees of the City Hall and the city administration were detained, no opportunity was available to develop this initiative, but today I want to reaffirm the commitment to dialogue," he said.
Bakradze said he is willing to accept the proposal of the Chairman of the Parliament and the Prime Minister and hold political consultations with them.
"However, the consultation should cover not only constitutional reform, but also all the issues that are important and painful for our people and the country. I am ready for such a dialogue. I believe that politicians should talk to each other, and the government and the opposition should establish a dialogue on all the issues that are important to the people and may ensure stability and development. I am ready for consultations over the next week at any time convenient for the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament," Bakradze said.
Consultations between Bakradze, Usupashvili and Ivanishvili were scheduled for Friday, but following the mass arrests of employees of the City Hall, Bakradze said he can not engage in consultations over constitutional reforms under such conditions.