Foreign Ministry supports public protest on Russian MPs’ visit to Georgia

  • Official Konstantinidi says the format of the event was unacceptable for the Foreign Ministry. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office.

Agenda.ge, 20 Jun 2019 - 19:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Ministry official Vladimir Konstantinidi says the Foreign Ministry agrees with the ‘fair’ public protest regarding the Russian MPs’ visit to Georgia.

He stated the Foreign Ministry permanently raises the issue of the occupation of two of the country’s regions as this is the key priority for the agency.

The Russian MPs' visit was followed by a large protest. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Konstantinidi says the format of the event was unacceptable for the Foreign Ministry.

We strictly condemn the format of the event which was held in the parliament,” he stated.

The official added that information as if one of the Georgian ambassadors has resigned in protest is not true.

Protesters holding barbed wire as Russian occupant forces installed it to separate occupied regions from the rest of Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Three Russian MPs had come to the capital of Tbilisi to participate in the 26th Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy which is being held for the first time in the country.

The event was interrupted by strong protest from the Georgian public and opposition after one of the visiting MPs addressed the audience of the assembly from the Georgian parliamentary speaker’s chair.

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