TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president on Tuesday called a special parliamentary session dedicated to the monetary crisis in the country on March 13 at 12:00.
The president’s administration published a decree signed by Giorgi Margvelashvili, which specifies that the issue to be discussed at the session on Friday is measures directed at stabilizing the national currency, the lari.
Government members are expected to be asked to show up, especially the economy minister, the finance minister, and the president of the National Bank, but it is not yet known whether they will attend.
Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri on Tuesday expressed doubt about the purpose of the session.
“If we come out and participate in this show it doesn’t mean that exchange rate will become stable and will improve or there will be a boom in the economy,” he said.
“There is no result achieved in political squabble.”
He said there is no problem of cooperation with parliament and that he never said he wouldn’t attend the special session, but he doesn’t want to be part of what he called a ‘political show.’
MP Gedevan Popkhadze from the governing Georgian Dream coalition said he doesn’t plan to participate in this session because he thinks instead of solving the problem it contributes to ‘raising tension’ before a protest rally planned by the National Movement on March 21.