The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, has addressed the members of the European Parliament on behalf of residents of the Akhalgori region.
Ketevan Tsikhelashvili made a speech at the session of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“Today, I applied this high-level platform to air all issues or challenges of contemporary relevance, which we face due to the current occupation and unresolved conflicts. I addressed the members of the European Parliament on behalf of residents of Akhalgori. I talked on behalf of this people to make their voice heard and make everyone understand in what unbearable conditions these people have to live, daily issues which they have to deal with because the only border crossing point was closed. They are completely isolated from the outside world and this threatening their health, lives and is outside all standards.
I also focused on their “borderization” attempts in the village of Chorchana and the recently resumed processes in the Gugutiantkari village, with this process being nothing new. On the contrary, this constitutes the element of Russia"s long-term policy. I requested their support and redoubled efforts to put an end to injustice and unlawfulness posing a threat to security in Europe.
Supporting statements were released by the members of the European Parliament. They totally share our position, aiming to solve all existing conflicts peacefully.
Russia"s destructive actions are unacceptable, and they may not be tolerated. Territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as well as its peaceful policy, have been fully supported. The European Union and other partners must back Georgia in these tough times”, - concluded Tsikhelashvili.