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European foreign ministers anticipate important Georgia poll

by | Sep 18, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch – The foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia and the Czech Republic said during a visit to Georgia that the parliamentary election in two weeks are important.

The ministers met with Georgia’s foreign minister, and the main topic of the meeting was the election, security and stability in South Caucasus, relations with NATO and EU.

Audronius Ažubalis, Foreign Affairs Minister of Lithuania said at a press conference after the meeting that it is important that elections are held in a free and fair environment.

He said they didn’t arrive to support any certain political force, but to see Georgia’s progress on the way to NATO and EU.

Nikolay Mladenov, Minister of Bulgaria also spoke about the importance of the election, noting that Georgia has a high democracy index. He called on Georgian citizens to go and vote as it will decide the election.

Karel Schwarzenberg of the Czech Republic said they are friends of Georgia and supporting human rights. He said they will be unbiased observers and expressed hope that no one will have influence on their position.

Latvia’s foreign minister of noted that it is important that each political force has equal conditions and if international organizations recognize the election result as fair, then parties should also recognize it.

Romania’s foreign minister remarked that their visit is an indication of the obligation which EU has taken on the way to support Georgia to Euro-Atlantic integration.



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