Georgian society 'alerted' at Saakashvili's possible appointment in Ukraine, - Zurabishvili

Source : 112 Ukraine

The situation caused a deficit of trust between Tbilisi and Kyiv, Georgian leader said
12:28, 29 April 2020

Salome Zurabishvili
Open source

"I hope the interests of states will prove more valuable than the narrow political ambitions and accounts". Such was the comment of President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, as she spoke on possible appointment of ex-Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine. 

"I regret the deficit of trust that already emerged between our countries", she said as quoted by her press office.

Zurabishvili noted the unacceptability of any interference with domestic affairs and staff policy of a different state, but insisted that the approval of Saakashvili would be "unacceptable and misguiding". 

She added that Saakashvili is convicted back home in Georgia.

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"Georgia and Ukraine remain close strategic partners. Our cooperation is based on the ages-long friendship between the nations and respect of our common interests and aspirations. In spite of that, our partner country considers high political appointment for the candidacy that is considered guilty by all three judicial branches in Georgia. One has to note that it caused well-reasoned concerns and reaction of our leadership and society", Zurabishvili concluded.

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