According to Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze, the arrival of a delegation from any country within the framework of the Council of Europe Ministerial must, first of all, comply with our legislation and also with international commitments we have undertaken as the CoE president country.
As he told reporters, details will be known by the end of the day.
“At the end of the day, we will have information about the meeting that will take place in Strasbourg today and all the questions you have will be answered. I don't think the stir around this topic is necessary, nor is it in our interest. Everything will be done in such a way that we respect our legislation and fulfill our international obligations. These are the two principles that will surely be fulfilled. We have to wait for a day and see where the meeting will take place and how it will take place,” Zurab Abashidze said.
As the President of the Council of Europe, Georgia is to host the Council of Europe's Ministerial in May and the delegations of the member states of the Organization. According to reports, the Russian delegation will be represented by Sergey Lavrov, who has repeatedly violated the Law on Georgia's Occupied Territories. Part of the Georgian public is protesting against the possible arrival of the Russian delegation in Tbilisi.