EU mediator on Georgia's ruling party, opposition talks: time for compromise

EU mediator on Georgia's ruling party, opposition talks: time for compromise

EU mediator Christian Danielsson, who arrived in Georgia late last night, calls on the ruling Georgian Dream party and the opposition to agree on a compromise. 

Danielsson said upon arrival that he is looking forward to engaging with the leaders of the political parties in supporting them to reach an agreement to end the political crisis in this country. 

"Now it is the time for compromise and compromise is not a sign of weakness, compromise is a sign of strength, compromise shows that democracy in Georgia works, compromise is the European way," Agenda.ge cited him as saying.

European Council President Charles Michel announced on March 22 that his special envoy would travel back to Georgia to help the parties come to an agreement.

Danielsson first arrived in Tbilisi on March 12 to lead the EU-backed mediation effort. However, after the ruling party and the opposition failed to reach an agreement, he left the country.

Nevertheless, both - the ruling party and opposition - have expressed their readiness to reach an agreement during the upcoming round of EU-mediated negotiations which kicks off tomorrow. 

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