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Saakashvili’s presidency may lead to Georgia’s international isolation

2009-04-08 09:53

The new U.S. administration approaches the government of Mikheil Saakashvili in a far more objective way than Bush's administration, and doesn't support the President of Georgia blindly, stated Giya Maisashvili, the Party of the Future leader, in the course of the meeting with the representative of the diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia.


According to Maisashvili, in case Saakashvili remains his position, Georgia may soon find itself in the international isolation.

The negotiations in the Tbilisi Marriott hotel were attended by the leaders of virtually all parties taking part in the April 9th protest action with a demand of Saakashvili's resignation.

After the meeting the opposition members announced they talked of the necessity to provide security of peaceful protesters.

The opposition leaders assured the diplomats their intentions are peaceful and constitutional, they are ready for coordinated work with law enforcement bodies' representatives to create additional security guarantees for the action participants.

Though the opposition accepts the responsibility for the constitutional progress of events, it cannot rule out provocations from the side of the authorities and therefore imposes a part of responsibility on the government.

The opposition members also requested the diplomats to protect action participants from the violence from the side of the government.

According to David Gamkrelidze, the New Rights party leader, "it is necessary to avoid violence from the side of President Mikheil Saakashvili's and Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili's punitive squads".

"That is why the Georgian opposition needs diplomats' attention," he underlined.

At the same time, the opposition members asked the diplomatic corps representatives to abstain from interference in the domestic affairs of Georgia. Only the Georgian people has the right to decide who will rule the country, said Levan Gachechildze, the United Opposition leader.

Konstantin Gamsakhurdia, the Tavisupleba (Freedom) party reiterated the request.

"We asked the diplomats not to interfere in the domestic affairs of Georgiaand not to express unilateral support to the authorities which was recorded after the presidential election in 2008", Gamsakhurdia stated.


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