The sitting of the Foreign Relations Committee

Published in Politics
Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:25

The Committee considered the draft Resolution on Condemnation of Actions by Russian Federation directed to Annexation of Occupied Territories of Georgia, introduced by the Faction “European Georgia” MP, Giorgi Kandelaki. The draft is initiated by Minority Factions: European Georgia, Movement for Freedom – European Georgia and Movement for Freedom – Regions. The document condemns actions by Russian Federation aiming at annexation of occupied territories of Georgia and occupation of Georgian territories, condemns steps by Russian Federation for further integration of occupied territories, including through illegitimate elections and illegal referendum.
The Parliament calls on international community to keep protecting territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and support of NATO integration of Georgia. The Parliament calls on the Government to enact multilateral legal, political, humanitarian and other leverages in international organizations for condemnation of Russian actions, to stop financing media publications maintaining Russian propaganda, to terminate cooperation with the groups dignified with clear anti-Western ideas and opposing EU and NATO integration of the country, as well as undertake all reasonable measures to re-include Georgia issue into the agenda of dialogue of international community with Russia.
The Committee expressed unanimity that the Parliament shall express political position with the draft, though the Majority did not support the draft due to the record regarding the Government. As MPs stated, the text fails to due reflect reality and is not result-oriented. The context thereof does not rely on objective information regarding the activities of the Government in various formats.
As noted, the Parliament will adopt the uniform political resolution clearly formulating the positions of the Parliament regarding Russian aggressive actions aiming at annexation. “We are unanimous regarding occupied territories and actions by Russia. We have the principal discord regarding the Government record in the draft. The fact that the issue shall be re-included into the world political dialogue is not a correct formulation as it is reflected in all statements and resolutions as a result of executive and legislative authorities. It is in the world agenda resulting from the efforts of our Government. So, we cannot support this draft in this form. In the nearest future, we intend to submit the resolution providing pragmatic and rational accents taking the state interests into account”, - the Chair, Sofio Katsarava stated.
There is no different opinion about our territories occupied by Russia and about developments in Tskhinvali and Abkhazia. Referendum in Tskhinvali is continuation of Russian annexation. The primary task of our team is to ensure support of non-recognition policy in international relations. Results of this policy are crystal clear. Many of our partners in their official documents condemned the recent fact related to referendum in Tskhinvali. It is the result of policy the Government conducts. Expression of Parliamentary position is important and we have the resolution under development to be submitted to the Parliament”, - the First Deputy Chair, Nino Goguadze stated.
The Protocol on Accession of Georgia to the Constituent Agreement of Energy Unions signed on October 14, 2016 was introduced by the Deputy-Energy Minister, Mariam ValishviliThe document defines terms and conditions of implementation of EU legislation on gas, energy, environment, competition and statistics. Accessing the document, Georgia will start implementation of directives up to 2023 concerning: energy and gas supply safety, crisis management, reserves for prevention of oil deficit, formation of competitive and liberal markets, use of renewable energy, environmental protection etc. The Committee supported the draft. The Agreement on Air Traffic between Georgia and Belarus allows air enterprises international air traffic between Georgia and Belarus. Tariffs shall be defined independently by air companies and flight frequency will depend on aviation market needs. “The Agreement facilitates to regular air traffic between two countries, increase of free competition, tourism and improvement of service”, - the Deputy-Energy Minister, Giorgi Cherkezishvili stated. The Committee supported the document.

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