The detention of the head of a major opposition party is of deep concern, - said James Appathurai, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia.
“We are watching events in Georgia closely. The detention of the head of a major opposition party is of deep concern. NATO expects Georgia, as a close partner and Aspirant, to maintain the Euro-Atlantic democratic standards which it has worked so hard to meet and maintain. This includes resolving political differences through dialogue and avoiding polarising rhetoric and actions.