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The Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Estonia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom emphasise in their Joint Statement that violence is incompatible with the stated aspirations of the Georgian Government and contravenes the Agreement between the government and opposition of the country.

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Marko Mihkelson noted that recent developments had exposed the fragility of democracy and freedom in Georgia. “We underline with the colleagues that Georgia’s place as a free member of the European family is not in doubt but is put in danger by the violence and assaults on freedom. Each fracture in the democratic development of Georgia only deepens the gap between the achieving of the strategic aims they have set themselves and the current situation,” he said.

“The destabilising and antidemocratic actions, starting after the parliamentary election and continuing until most recently, highlight the personal responsibility of all those in positions of power to exercise restraint and the consequences for the whole nation for those who do not,” Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees said in their Joint Statement.

The signatories of the Joint Statement call on the Georgians to come together to find political solutions to the problems that have emerged in recent years and not to resort to the tactics that have been seen practiced by others to the detriment of the interests of the Georgian people. 

Full text of the Joint Statement of the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees

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