The Stratcom of the Georgian Government has issued a statement clarifying that Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s recent private visit to the USA was neither a charter flight nor the travel nor any other expenses paid for from the state budget.
“There have been false claims about Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s travel to the USA, suggesting that he and his son used a charter flight. To clarify, the Prime Minister travels to the USA on regular commercial flights, whether for official, business, or private purposes. We explain once again that there was a charter flight, which was carried out from Tbilisi in the direction of one of the European cities, while the Prime Minister left for the US on a regular commercial flight. Furthermore, during his private visit, neither the PM’s flight nor any related expenses were covered by the state budget,” the statement reads.