President welcomes appointment of EU Danielsson as negotiations mediator
President welcomes appointment of EU Danielsson as negotiations mediator

President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili welcomed the appointment of Christian Danielsson, a personal representative of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, as a mediator of the negotiations between the ruling Georgian Dream party and the opposition.

“I welcome the appointment of Christian Danielsson to mediate talks between the government and the opposition. This is a strong sign that Europe continues to work for stability and democratic development in Georgia. I once again call on both sides to put country first and work toward depolarization,” President wrote on Twitter. 

Charles Michel, President of the European Council will send his personal representative Christian Danielsson to Georgia to become engaged in the EU-backed and mediated political dialogue between the ruling Georgian Dream party and the opposition.

According to the EU, Christian Danielsson has been mandated by President Michel, in cooperation with High Representative Joseph Borrell, to engage in the EU-backed mediation effort in Georgia, in follow up to the relaunch of the political dialogue during President Michel’s visit to Tbilisi on 1 March.

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