Third round of meetings between diplomatic corps and opposition parties ended without result
16 December, 2019
Third round of meetings between diplomatic corps and opposition parties ended without result
On Sunday another meeting was held between the leaders of the opposition parties and the representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Georgia. The meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel was attended by the representatives of parliamentary and non-parliamentary oppositions, including independent lawmakers.

EU ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell said talks between the opposition and the authorities were difficult yesterday, but he expressed hope that a fourth round of the negotiations would also take place.

“Yesterday's talks were quite difficult. Most
importantly, all parties are eager to continue seeking agreement to identify the areas that can be discussed. We, as mediators, are trying to find ways to continue it and then to advise the parties to hold another round of talks" - Carl Hartzell told reporters.

The EU ambassador also commented on the approval of the Supreme Court judges. He said there were some questions and concerns about the process.

“We welcome that selection procedures have been set up, open and transparent hearings held in parliament. This is a positive fact, as it is a precedent for the future. We have some questions and concerns about the process of naming the candidates. We, of course, mention the success that has been achieved, however, there are some things to be done in the future. The recommendations of OSCE / ODIHR and other observers, including civil society, should be taken into consideration” - said Carl Hartzell.

So far, no result has been achieved in the framework of the meetings.

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