Shalva Papuashvili: The Chancellery's function is not to open, read, and then close letters before delivering them to their intended recipients - In the Soviet Union, similar mechanisms were in place when correspondence was verified

The opposition's radicalism, in this instance, that of Lelo, is also demonstrated by a query that was raised regarding the book yesterday, asking why this or that edition was given to the Lawmakers. It is clear how hard they are trying to make a mess. By the way, I am not sure how the author was motivated to bring this book to the Parliament, Speaker Shalva Papuashvili told the reporters.

As the Speaker elucidated, one of the functions of the Chancellery of the Parliament of Georgia is to deliver incoming correspondence to the addressees.

According to him, it is not the duty of the Chancellery of the Parliament to open letters, view their contents and distribute them further. Yesterday, Shalva Papuashvili called the events surrounding the book an example of spreading false information.

"I would like to explain to the public once more. The Georgian Parliament has a Chancellery that handles post office responsibilities among other things, including the delivery of letters to the correct recipient after they are sent to the Parliament. Every day, the Parliament receives up to 200 correspondences in both physical and digital form. The delivery of this correspondence to the addressee is the responsibility of the Chancellery. The Chancellery's function is not to open, read, and then close letters before delivering them to their intended recipients. In the Soviet Union, similar mechanisms were in place when correspondence was verified. Once more, the one-day excitement was created to reveal a false theme. The Chancellery of the Georgian Parliament is obligated to transmit communications addressed to specific individuals without any oversight. Yesterday, we witnessed a well-known instance of the cultivation and spread of false information. We observed the extremist Le­lo party's deceitful attitude to this matter. This is regrettable. Employees of the faction that participated in yesterday's posting and commenting are also working for the Parliament's Secretariat. It is quite terrible that they are not aware that they are demeaning their coworkers and employees with this statement. Then you watched how the media seized the opportunity, tried to manipulate it, and put the blame for this problem on the Georgian Parliament. There is nothing at all serious about the matter. I'm at a loss for words if the answer is not to permit citizens to write letters to members of the parliament," Shalva Papuashvili stated.

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