The US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, welcomes the United National Movement (UNM)’s decision to enter the Parliament.
At the same time, Ambassador Degnan hopes UNM would sign the EU-brokered compromise paper.
“We are pleased that United National Movement is entering the parliament. Of course, that’s an important sign of the parties working together in parliament, which is what we have been encouraging for the past seven months. Each party made this decision based on their supporters. Of course, we were very disappointed that UNM has decided so far not to sign the agreement, we hope that the leadership will decide to sign the agreement and be part of ensuring that the provisions of the agreement are reflected in legislation and are then implemented and carried out. All of that is very important. It is not just an agreement signed on April 19th. It needs the legislation and then it needs the implementation to make sure that real change happens in terms of better elections, and judicial systems that at all levels that the public has confidence in. So, we sincerely hope that UNM will decide to sign the agreement and will enter the parliament and work constructively with the ruling party and the other opposition parties,” Ambassador underscored.