Head of the Georgian Government Giorgi Kvirikashvili has resigned as Prime Minister. Giorgi Kvirikashvili made the statement in this regard at a special briefing held a few minutes ago.
As Kvirikashvili noted, differences of opinions on a number of issues have been outlined between him and the ruling team. In addition, “the Chair of Georgian Dream party should be given the opportunity to staff the team in accordance with his views”, – he added.
“Yesterday, the meeting of the ruling party was held, after which public statements have been made. Differences of opinions on some issues have been outlined between me and the ruling team, in particular concerning to the economic policy pursued by the government under my leadership. In recent months my opinion differed from the party Chairman’s opinion on a number of fundamental issues. This is a normal process. Since 2012, I have never evaded the polemics. Today is the moment when the Chair of the party should be given the opportunity to staff the team in accordance with his views”, – Kvirikashvili said.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili has served as Prime Minister of Georgia since December 30, 2015. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, he served as Vice Prime Minister (2013-2015) while serving as Foreign Minister (2015) and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development (2012-2015).