Ambassador Degnan should be informed about what her country has published about the country she serves as ambassador, Archil Talakvadze, one of the leaders of the parliamentary majority, responded to a question about Kelly Degnan’s statement regarding the documents published by the US Department of Justice related to the activities of Mikheil Saakashvili’s lobbyists.
MP Talakvadze took part in the Actual Topic Program with Maka Tsintsadze live on the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB).
“Such information is typically prepared by the Ambassador’s office. Therefore, we expect Kelly Degnan to be informed about the documents her country has published concerning Georgia,” Talakvadze said.
Talakvadze hopes that Ambassador Degnan would review the information as soon as possible.
“The documents may put many people in an awkward position,” he added.
He pointed out that some individuals agreed with criticism directed at Georgia based on false claims, such as restricting healthcare or poisoning allegations, which were debunked by documents published by the US Department of Justice.
The Georgian MP mentioned that the documents showed that a significant amount of money was spent on lobbying efforts related to Saakashvili’s case.
Asked about the FARA reports released by the US State Department on the activities of ex-president Saakashvili’s lobbyists, US Ambassador Kelly Degnan, on Friday, said “I have not seen those documents.”