Meeting with the head of the Eastern Partnership Unit of the EU External Action Service Richard Tibbel.
The chairman of the United National Movement Grigol Vashadze and Member of the Parliament Tinatin Bokuchava met with the head of the Eastern Partnership Unit of the EU External Action Service - Richard Tibbel. The parties discussed Georgia-EU relations, integration issues and existing challenges. There was underlined the difficult political, economic and social situation in the country. An important part of the meeting was dedicated to the 2020 parliamentary elections. In this regard, the importance of free and fair elections and the necessity to comply with OSCE recommendations were reiterated. Representatives of the United National Movement also briefed Mr Tibbels regarding the vision and plans of party before the 2020 elections.
Grigol Vashadze met with the Ambassador of Australia to Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan
The Chairman of the United National Movement Grigol Vashadze met with the Ambassador of Australia to Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan - Mark Ines-Brown and thanked for the political and economic support. During the meeting, they discussed issues regarding the security and occupation of the two regions of Georgia. They also discussed the policy of the Russian Federation in the South Caucasus and the threats that are a direct consequence of this policy. The conversation also covered the domestic political and economic situation of Georgia, the protests of June 20 and its following condition. Mr. Vashadze briefed the Ambassador on the plans of the United National Movement and the United Opposition regarding the 2020 parliamentary elections.In addition, the necessity to coordinate pro-Western opposition parties for the elections and to comply with OSCE recommendations by the Georgian authorities was emphasized.
Happy German Unity day to all our German friends and partners
Happy German Unity day to all our German friends and partners.Germany was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Georgia. Reunification of Germany symbolizes and gives hope to all freedom loving nations that one day artificially erected walls and barriers will inevitably break down.
Salome Samadashvili regarding the Russian propaganda methods used in Georgian media
Salome Samadashvili, one of the leaders of the United National Movement, responded to a story aired by Imedi TV in which Russian propaganda methods were used and she called on all political parties, public movements and citizens to come on September 20 at 7:00 pm at the Parliament of Georgia and loudly protest against the Russian authorities. “I would like to respond to the story aired by Imedi TV, where Russian propaganda methods were used; it attacked Senator McCain, the deceased national hero of the United States. It was also an attack on the leadership of the McCain Institute and other former or current diplomats who are still actively defending our interests. What do Daniel Fried, Kurt Walker, David Kramer, Matthew Bryza and others have in common? They are the people who support our country's rapid accession to NATO, distinguished by their completely uncompromising stance on Russia's occupation of our country's territories and Russia's aggression against Georgia in 2008. That is why they are the target of Russian propaganda. However, in addition to the Russian media one of the main Georgian TV channels - Imedi, is repeating word-for-word the same messages. With its own TV story, Imedi attacks not any American diplomat; it attacks our Euro-Atlantic future. Simultaneously, for the first time in the history of independent Georgia, we saw a large rally outside the US Embassy held by the satellite of the Georgian Dream - Alliance of patriots. Therefore, in order to defend our choice to become part of the Euro-Atlantic space and a member of NATO, we urge all political parties, public movements and citizens to come at the Parliament of Georgia, on September 20, at 19:00 and loudly protest against the Russian authorities in our government, that captured this state and trying to mislead Georgian citizens through their own media”. - Samadashvili says.
Leaders of United Opposition "Strength in Unity" meet US Deputy Secretary of State
Leaders of United Opposition "Strength in Unity" - Salome Samadashvili, Tina Bokuchava and Giorgi Vashadze meet US Deputy Secretary of State Philip Reeker. At the meeting, the leaders discussed regarding the challenges of democracy in Georgia, the changes in the constitutional and electoral system, the problem of politically selective justice, the upcoming 2020 elections and increasing Russian influence in the country.
UNM leaders are holding meetings in Berlin
United Opposition leaders - Grigol Vashadze, Giorgi Vashadze and Tina Bokuchava hold official meetings in Berlin. Within the framework of the meeting, the leaders of "Strength in Unity" met with Secretary General of the German Christian Democratic Union, member of the Bundestag -Paul Ziemiak and Director of the International Party Office - Bertil Vengur.The main topic of discussion was the regional situation of the country and the state security of Georgia. The meeting also discussed the parliamentary elections of 2020 and the assistance provided by the Christian Democratic Union to the UNM and the United Opposition.