Georgian PM to accept interior minister’s resignation
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.23
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian prime minister will accept interior minister's resignation, Irakli Garibashvili told reporters in Davos, where he takes part in the annual World Economic Forum.
He did not comment on the decision of Alexander Tchikaidze.
Georgian Interior Minister, Alexander Tchikaidze, said in a written statement on Jan. 23 that he has filed for resignation.
He cited allegations against him about "protecting" police officers involved in operation in which two young men were killed almost nine years ago as a reason behind his decision to step down.
Such allegations were voiced by the father of one of the young men, who was killed, Zurab Vazagashvili, The father, Yuri Vazagashvili died in an explosion on Jan. 20 that occurred on the grave of his son.
"Although these allegations are not true, I feel moral responsibility and quit," he said. "If the murder of Zurab's father - Yuri Vazagashvili had been solved immediately, I would not have made such decision."
"But it did not happen, and I was on a business trip in Spain and now I have made this decision," the statement of the minister said.
Edited by CN