Talakvadze: Georgian economic growth to slow down amid tensions with Russia
Georgia’s economic growth will slow down in the coming months due to the worsening of Russian-Georgian ties, Georgian parliament speaker Archil Talakvadze said in an interview with Georgia’s Imedi TV.
"In the coming months, our economic growth is to slow down, because of what those people [members of the oppositional United National Movement party] did by staging their dirty provocations. We will see what the consequences will be and how they will affect the future of Georgia, security and opportunities for each of our citizens," the parliament speaker said.
According to him, opposition party members were seeking to justify their actions with patriotism.
"Even today, they continue to justify their steps with pseudo-patriotism, [but] what they did has nothing to do with protecting the country’s interests," TASS cited Talakvadze as saying.