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The Vice Speaker of Georgian Parliament hails the document of the committee on parliamentary cooperation of the EU and Georgia2009-02-19 09:31
Giorgi Tseretely, the Vice Speaker of the Georgian Parlaiment, hails the document adopted at the 11th meeting of the committee of parliamentary cooperation of the EU and Georgia held on February 16th -17th .gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the press service of the Parliament, the document includes recommendations for Georgia on overcoming consequences of the war with Russia, in particular it highlights the necessity of exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict. The document also expresses support for economic reforms in Georgia which will favor better humanitarian and social situation in the country.
According to Tsereteli, the EU condemns the Russia's violation of the cease-fire agreement, its plan to draw additional military contingent to Georgia and deployment of military bases in its territory.
A separate chapter is devoted to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, in which their recognition by Russia is condemned.
The EU worries about Russia's decision to sever all ties with Georgia and with the non-admission of the EU and OSCE monitors in the territory of the conflict regions.
The document criticizes the decision on prolongation of the UN mission mandate on four months only, moreover, without any geographical explanation.
The EU recommended the government of Georgia to establish an anti-crisis council from the members of the parliamentary opposition in order to control the post-conflict economic situation and the financial aid obtained by the country.
The document welcomes Georgia's desire for integration to the EU and its acceptance of the European values and principles, hails the beginning of the negotiations between the EU and Georgia on simplification of the visa regime and free trade.