Civil ethics does not allow me to engage in public polemics with the directly elected President of Georgia, - Khatia Moistsrapishvili, Spokesperson for the President of Georgia, writes on Facebook.
“It is clear that there is a legitimate interest in the matter, but years of professional experience and civic ethics do not allow me to engage in public polemics with the directly elected President of Georgia, and therefore I refrain from making comments. I hope that the Georgian media will take my position into account and stop talking about the incident,” Moistsrapishvili says.
The comment comes hours after the Administration of the President of Georgia released a statement regarding the dismissal of Khatia Moistsrapishvili.
As stated in the statement, Khatia Moistsrapishvili was verbally warned on September 4 about the termination of her power as the President's Spokesperson, while a notice of termination of an administrative contract was sent to her on September 10.
“Her personal statement released in public space contradicts the professional duties and standards of a spokesperson. The spokesperson is strictly required that every statement made by him/her in the public space only express the opinions of the president and the administration. Accordingly, the spokesperson is required to refrain from publicly expressing his/her personal sentiments.
Khatia Moistsrapishvili was officially offered by the Administration of the President of Georgia to continue working in the Press Service,” reads the statement.