Georgia recalls ambassador from Ukraine due to Saakashvili's appointment

Source : 112 Ukraine

This is a common diplomatic practice that shows there are certain problems in bilateral relations, - Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani
11:43, 8 May 2020


Georgia has recalled its ambassador in Kyiv for consultations. Such move is due to the recent appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian leader who is, from now on, the head of the Executive Committee of Reforms that works by the President of Ukraine. David Zalkaliani, the Georgian Foreign Minister said so as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

"This is a common practice in diplomatic relations, which points out that there are certain problems in bilateral relations, so a consultation with the ambassador is necesary to determine next steps", the official stated.

At that, the Minister added that in spite of the decision of the Ukrainian side, Georgia does not consider a break of diplomatic ties or revision of strategic partnership.

Related: Saakashvili confirms his appointment to post at National Reform Council

Previously, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky assigned Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of Head of Executive Committee of Reforms. This is mentioned in the decree released on the website of the head of the state.

"I sincerely congratulate Mikheil Nikolozovich (Saakashvili, - 112 Intrernational) on a new responsible challenge. I believe he can give an impetus to the National Reforms Council and wil be instrumental in bringing important changes in the country's life", the President commented on the official's appointment.

The mentioned presidential decree also puts Oleksandr Olshansky second in charge in the Executive Committee of Reforms of Ukraine, that is, Saakashvili's deputy.

Related: Saakashvili appointed Head of Executive Committee of Reforms of Ukraine


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