Shalva Papuashvili: 2 years after the war, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze participated in the Astana summit, where not only Lavrov but also Vladimir Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy

2 years after the war, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze participated in the Astana summit, where not only Lavrov but also Vladimir Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy, - the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili, said in response to the attendance of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili, at the OSCE ministerial in Skopje.

According to him, the National Movement has never acted according to the dictates of the national interests of Georgia, they always acted according to the dictates of others, not the Georgian people.

In addition, according to Papuashvili, the government uses all formats to present the national interests of Georgia.

"In general, the opposition confirms once again that they do not act, think or make decisions based on the national interests of Georgia, but their main determinant is to follow others. They don't think about the national interests of Georgia, they think about the interests and dictates of other countries.

As for the OSCE summit, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze, then the Minister of Foreign Affairs, took part in that summit in 2010. 2 years after the war, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze participated in the Astana summit, where not only Lavrov but also Vladimir Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy. But on the other hand, it is understandable. For them, the occupation of Georgia did not start in 2008. They remembered that Georgia is occupied only in 2022. Before that, we all remember what their policy was - canceling visas, greeting Russian tourists at the border. The policy was that they gave up the only leverage that Georgia had in relation to Russia - membership in the World Trade Organization. I don't know at whose behest, but they gave it up. The National Movement has never acted according to the dictates of the national interests of Georgia, they always acted according to the dictates of others, not the Georgian people.

They (opposition) saw that several Baltic countries said that they would not come as a sign of protest, also, Ukraine said that "I will not come", and they repeated the same, they thought not about the national interests of Georgia, but about the national interests of others. In general, it is not surprising, Mikheil Saakashvili is still a citizen of Ukraine, so now that they are not acting in the interests of Georgia and Mikheil Saakashvili is looking at this issue from the perspective of Ukraine is not surprising either.

We use all formats to represent the national interests of Georgia, the national interest of Georgia is primarily the support of non-recognition policy from other countries and the de-occupation of Georgia. This is the main issue, which, of course, will be discussed within the security topics," Papuashvili said.

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