TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili says he wants to sit down with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to talk about how to solve a gridlocked power-sharing process.
“I think we should talk with the government about many issues, like relations with Russia, Europe, US, military and economic cooperation, occupied territories, economic development, new projects,” he said at a meeting with journalists on Tuesday which only was attended by a few TV reporters.
The president said that if Ivanishvili and his government cannot go to the president, then the president will go to them for negotiations.
“I can visit the prime minister. He has many guard members and it has many entrances. His supplies are really better than this palace is supplied and I can visit him for dinner, if he invites and speak about those issues,” the president said, referring to a how the new government has cut financing for his administration and reduced the size of his personal guard.
Tuesday morning, Ivanishvili in an openletter invited the president to declare what is his position is on a set of constitutional amendments, after negotiations about them have failed.
The prime minister has not responded to the president’s last invitation for dialogue.