Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania express “serious concerns over the political situation developing in Georgia.”
They “urge all political forces to act with restraint, de-escalate the situation and seek a constructive solution in the interest of Georgia and all its citizens.”
Foreign Ministers “stress the critical importance of the rule of law and political dialogue in order to resolve the current crisis.”
— Lithuania MFA (@LithuaniaMFA) February 25, 2021
“We are concerned with the detention of Nika Melia, the leader of the main opposition party, United National Movement. This risks undermining the possibility of dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition.
We believe in the future of Georgia as a free, independent, and democratic state.
We support the choice of the Georgian citizens to associate their country’s future with the democratic transatlantic community and to aim for integration with the European Union and NATO. We stress the importance of political stability in order to reach those ambitious foreign policy goals,” the joint statement reads.