26.Feb .2020 18:29

Davit Zalkaliani - the CoE ministerial will be held in Strasbourg instead of Tbilisi


Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has stated that CoE ministerial will be held in Strasbourg.

According to Zalkaliani, the decision was dictated by Georgia's state interests. 

"I would like to point out that we have acted in accordance with the charter of this organization, taking into account our laws and state interests, as no force should be allowed to destabilize, escalate, exploit this issue for various political interests. We have very serious challenges, daily challenges, so such development of events was totally unacceptable and we acted in the interest of the state. I am sure that the public will understand all this, but I repeat that I, as the Chairperson (Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe), was very saddened because this would really have been a unique opportunity for our country to host such a high-level meeting," said Davit Zalkaliani.