Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani commented about the admission of the Russian delegation to the Council of Europe Ministerial to be held in May under Georgia’s chairmanship of CoE, the issue touched upon in the speech made by President Salome Zurabishvili before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.
Tsulukiani said that it was not yet decided whether the ministerial would be held in May in Tbilisi. However, she explained that non-admission of any member of CoE would result in imposition of sanctions to Georgia.
“Making ado about the issue serves the only purpose to inflict harm to the personality of President and weaken the presidential institute,” Tsulukiani said.
President Zurabishvili said in her speech on January 28 that Georgia respected its internationally taken commitments and was ready to trespass its national legislation and allow the Russian delegation to attend he ministerial.