Opposition deputies Tamar Kordzaia, Teona Akubardia and Khatuna Samnidze state that the candidate status comes with responsibility and they will be involved in the work process together with the government

Opposition MPs Tamar Kordzaia, Teona Akubardia and Khatuna Samnidze congratulate the citizens on getting the candidate status and state that it comes with responsibility and they will be involved in the work process together with the government.

As Tamar Kordzaia said at the joint briefing, there is a lot of work ahead.

"Ukraine has opened this opportunity for everyone, and we especially congratulate them, we congratulate all of Georgia, everyone who was happy because this is our perspective for the future. The status means more control of each citizen over the government, economic progress, higher standard in education, environmental protection, social direction. This is a chance to move forward. We have a lot of work ahead of us," said Kordzaia.

According to Khatuna Samnidze, "joy is accompanied by responsibility, which means their contribution to this process, cooperation despite difficulties".

"It is most important to justify the hopes of the citizens, to contribute to this process and start serious work for the European future, this means dialogue, constructive cooperation, confrontation, but without hatred. I am optimistic that progress is inevitable. Governments come and go, the status belongs to the country. We are aware of our share of responsibility and intend to seriously engage in this process within the framework of our mandate, which means cooperation and working together. It will be a difficult process, but today is not the day to talk about problems, we want to congratulate each citizen," said Samnidze.

At the same time, as the opposition MPs say, it is a correct decision that the President is going to attend the ceremonial event. According to them, they will come to this event themselves.

"This is a celebration of Georgia and not of any political party. I sincerely congratulate everyone on this day. I will be there where there will be a celebration of Georgia and its people. I'm not waiting for someone to send me an invitation, I'll go there where people celebrate what makes us all happy and what we all fought for to make this day happen, so despite the bad practices, we are united in the celebration with the people who celebrate it," said Teona Akubardia.

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