“We stated our readiness to open the door to opponents, media, and non-governmental organizations, which are truly interested in our country gaining the candidate status. But we received the same response as you have for the past ten years – sabotage and destruction,” Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated in the Parliament while fielding interpellation questions.
The majority of the opposition, according to the Prime Minister, doesn’t even attend the meetings of the working groups, and their sabotage and destruction aren’t in the best interests of the country.
“If we listen to these individuals and read their letters, we will get the impression that they are genuinely interested in the country gaining candidate status. Let us now remind the society, the media representatives, what stance these individuals are taking, if they are active, and whether they are helping with implementing the 12 recommendations,” Garibashvili stated.
The Prime Minister went on to say that when the European Council made a historic decision to grant the nation a European perspective, the parliamentary majority took the initiative and offered a specific plan outlining how and when to implement the 12 recommendations. A working group was formed for each of them, and we stated that we are ready to open doors to our opponents, media representatives, non-governmental sector representatives, and anybody else who is truly interested in the country gaining the EU candidate status. As a response, “we received sabotage and destruction”.
According to Irakli Garibashvili, the opposition is unconcerned about Georgia resolving its fundamental obstacle, polarization.
“This is the height of hypocrisy. Mr Vashadze, the main author of the question, is not concerned with our country solving the major challenge of polarization. Listen to his rhetoric; on the contrary, he insulted the entire society, the parliament, lawmakers, and his colleagues,” the Prime Minister concluded.