Ambassadors to Georgia hail police for keeping Tbilisi Pride event safe
Ambassadors to Georgia hail police for keeping Tbilisi Pride event safe

Ambassadors to Georgia from the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and France pay tribute to the police officers for keeping Tbilisi Pride event safe.

British Ambassador Mark Clayton said,” Pleased to attend the screening of “Wet Sand” – the opening event of Tbilisi’s Pride week. We have a duty to stand up and champion the brave work of human rights defenders, including here in Georgia. I pay tribute to the police officers who did so much to allow this event to take place .”

In his tweet, French Ambassador Diégo Colas wrote, “Great team of colleagues, great evening, great movie, great event. Thank you Tbilisi Pride for a powerful celebration of freedom, resilience and fundamental rights. Thank you to the police force for very good work keeping the event safe.”

Ambassador of Sweden Ulrik Tideström said, “Happy to attend opening of Tbilisi Pride together with fellow ambassadors. Human Rights for All, equality, diversity and inclusion are enshrined in Constitution and legislation, our shared values and international law. MIA of Georgia did very good job to keep event safe, as it should be.”

Ambassador of the Netherlands Maaike van Koldam said, “Great evening with Pride and colleagues. Impressed by the actors and director in their motivation for this not-to-miss film.”

Tbilisi Pride week officially kicked off on June 28 with the premiere of Georgian queer film “Wet Sand” by Elene Naveriani.

 

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