Matthew Bryza, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, is expected to arrive in Tbilisi on November 10 to meet with the country’s leadership and the opposition.
“I plan to tell the government that it needs to lift the state of emergency immediately,” he told the New York Times on November 9. “It is a big disappointment.
The U.S. diplomat also said he would ask the opposition leaders to refrain from inflammatory language and to negotiate constructively.
“We care about Georgia and Georgian democracy, and frankly I love that country,” he said. “But it is about democracy in Georgia we care.”