EU Ambassador to Georgia, Carl Hartzell, says he welcomes the United National Movement (UNM) recent decision to end the parliamentary boycott.
“You will know how we have tried, relentlessly, to make sure that we have a parliament that is a proper forum for inclusive political debate and for that, the precondition is, of course, that all the major parties are represented fully and take in part in these discussions and you will have seen that also going back as far as 19 April agreement are encouragement and commitments taken to go back to parliament was also formulated there,” EU Ambassador underscored.
Remarking on jailed ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili’s health, Carl Hartzell anew formulated the EU’s position in three stages.
“First, these are concerns about the health and well-being of Mr Saakashvili; Second, the upholding of his fundamental rights as a prisoner and finally, do legal process with regard to the pending cases and this remains our focus and we are following events very closely. With regard to his health condition, I noticed that a few days ago there was a visit taking place by medical expertise [assembled by Public Defender] and I know that there are other visits taking place. This is very important. in the end, it is fundamental for us that expert advice with regard to his health condition, and proper treatment are in the end followed fully,” he asserted.