TBILISI, DFWatch – The United States is sending a government delegation to Georgia to assess the period before the election on October 1.

The delegation will visit Georgia September 10-12 and is chaired by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Thomas O. Melia, from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Also representatives of US International Development Agency (USAID), and the Defense Department and Justice Department will be in the delegation.

According to the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi, the upcoming visit underlines the importance of a democratic election process in the country as a result of which the Georgian people should elect a parliament which will express their own will.

The delegation will hold meetings and ask the Georgian government to fairly, unbiased and transparently enforce election legislation regulations. It will also appeal to political parties to actively get involved in this process and defend the law.