Prime Minister: we hope that reforms started in Georgia will be continued after elections

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2012 10 02

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Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has closely followed election process in Georgia and hopes that reforms started there will be continued afterwards.

“Elections to the Georgian parliament were transparent and fair, and political competition was ensured. This was recognised by both election participants and international observers, and observers from Lithuania among them as well”, said the Prime Minister having received conclusions from international observers.

“We were worried by the tense pre-election atmosphere marked by great polarisation in political powers. We hope that once elections are over, political opponents will be able to overcome their antagonism and will concert their efforts with a view to aiming at the future economic and political system reforms. We also trust that the newly-formed Georgian government will continue Georgia’s integration into the European Union and NATO and that the continuity of the current foreign policy will be ensured. Various European and Euro-Atlantic formats have constantly pointed out that the present parliamentary elections in Georgia will serve as a significant test with a view to the successful conclusion of the EU-Georgia negotiations on the association, free trade and visa-free regime agreements. We hope that these agreements will be negotiated and signed at the earliest possible date”, said the Prime Minister.