Gakharia: CoE chairmanship - big responsibility and big opportunity
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said that the country’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) is both a big responsibility and a big opportunity.
"Now we have the opportunity to take part in making an agenda and raise issues with our European colleagues we believe are crucial for our country," he noted.
The PM recalled that 20 years ago, when Georgia became a member of the CoE, the country took on the responsibility to move towards democracy and the rule of law.
"Even though the path [to Europe] is not easy and we have to be in a reform regime for many years, we will not step aside from the path as it is the choice of our people. We confirm the irreversibility of the choice on a daily basis, even now, during the current developments in the country when the state government fully ensures the freedom of expression [of demonstrators in Tbilisi]," Agenda.ge cited Gakharia as saying.