NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina, believes that the opposition should play their part in implementing the reforms, and government should take the initiative to build bridges with the opposition.
“From the different authorities, I had got reassurances that the reforms were going to be implemented. In particular from the President of the Parliament. He’s taken care of the organization of several working groups and the process to implement the 12 recommendations. He gave me reassurances, he gave me plenty of explanations on how they’re planning to do this whole process. There is a problem with the involvement of the opposition. They [authorities] say they are maintaining an open door for the opposition.
I’m going to have a meeting with the opposition tomorrow. I will convey that message clearly. I thought it was a good idea to tell them that it is their responsibility to play their part in implementing the reforms. I also conveyed to the Prime Minister and the President of the Parliament that government should take the initiative of trying to build bridges with the opposition. But then, of course, the opposition has a responsibility,” Javier Colomina said.