According to Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze, the statement released by the Administration of the President of Georgia is welcome, by which the President admits that there is no circumvention of sanctions through Georgia.
According to Kobakhidze, it is good that the President made a "proper" statement.
"When there is a demand for the authorities to properly respond to allegations of circumvention of sanctions, it is understood as if the allegations are relevant, which is very wrong. We once again needed to publicize the relevant facts. It's good that the President made a proper statement on this topic and admitted that there is no circumvention of sanctions through Georgia. Accordingly, this statement is welcome for us", said Irakli Kobakhidze.
This is already a deliberate attempt to misinterpret the President's statements and mislead the public! - reads a statement issued by the Administration of the President of Georgia.
The Administration explains that the President of Georgia has not only never accused the country of circumvention of sanctions, but she is the first one who defended and is defending the country's image internationally, both with high-ranking officials and with foreign and local media.
"She has repeatedly stated that according to the information available to her, there has been no fact of circumvention of sanctions through Georgia, on the contrary, the financial sector of Georgia meticulously fulfills all international financial sanctions.
In today's situation, when there are accusations against the country, as if the territory of Georgia is being used to circumvent sanctions, the Government needs to take all measures so that the country's reputation is effectively protected", reads the statement.