After meeting non-parliamentary opposition parties last week, President Giorgi Margvelashvili met separately leaders of parliamentary opposition parties United National Movement (UNM) and Free Democrats (FD) on December 22.
Series of meetings with political parties are part of President’s initiative announced on November 24 amid Russia’s treaty on “alliance and strategic partnership” with breakaway Abkhazia, to build a broad consensus on “concrete anti-annexation steps” of Russia. The President also plans a meeting with ruling GD coalition representatives.
President Margvelashvili said on December 22 that these meetings will continue and involve civil society representatives as well. He said that it “is a process of searching for consensus.”
Deputy secretary of the National Security Council, Ivliane Khaindrava, said that exchange of views is underway, which will be analyzed and then reflected in a vision president plans to outline.