PACE co-rapporteurs arrived in Georgia

Co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee Matyas Eorsi and Kastriot Islami arrived on a working visit to Georgia today. They will visit the CoE information center and meet with Special Representative of the CoE Secretary General Boris Vodz.

Eorsi emphasized that they intend to study the situation before the upcoming local elections, and meet with political parties.

“We are back to normal monitoring and will study the human rights and national minorities situation,” he said.

Eorsi added that after one month he will return to Georgia to study fulfilling PACE recommendations after the Georgia-Russia war.

The officials will hold meetings with representatives of the National Commission for Communications, NGOs engaged in the constitutional and electoral code reforms, mass media and national minorities, parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition leaders, Central Election Committee (CEC) Chairman Zurab Kharatishvili, State Constitutional Commission Chairman Avtandil Demetrashvili, Georgian Public Broadcaster General Director Georgy Chanturia and Parliamentary Channel leader Dodo Shonava

Meetings with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, State Minister for Reintegration Temur Iakobashvili, Refugees and Accommodation Minister Koba Subelian, Parliamentary Speaker David Bakradze, and heads of parliamentary committees and the Georgian Permanent Delegation to PACE, are also planned.

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