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Two Georgian leaders continue parallel visits

by | Nov 13, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch — Two Georgian leaders representing different political parties are continuing their visit to Brussels, holding meetings with EU and NATO officials.

President Mikheil Saakashvili is Tuesday meeting Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament.

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has already met them. Schulz congratulated Ivanishvili on winning the parliamentary election and thanked him for his visit.

While discussing Georgia-Russia relations, Schulz commended Ivanishvili on his efforts to have a constructive relationship with Russia and approved of the idea of appointing a special representative for relations with Russia.

Both Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili yesterday met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who underlined the importance of democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power, but expressed concern regarding the detention of political and military officials.

“I encourage all parties in Georgia to work to meet highest democratic standards,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen writes on Twitter.

Saakashvili will also hold a speech at Carnegie Center about democratic processes in Georgia, as well as the importance of the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration.



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