According to Washington and Brussels, the agreement contains reforms that will be a significant step forward in Georgia’s democratic development.
The US and the EU have called on members of the Georgian parliament to sign an agreement on a way out of the political crisis proposed by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. This is stated in a joint statement by the State Department representative and the EU representative for International Affairs.
“After almost six months of negotiations, the citizens of Georgia have made it clear that they want the political crisis to end and that all the elected deputies work together in parliament and solve the serious problems facing the country, including regional challenges, COVID-19 and the economic crisis,” the statement said on Sunday.
“With this in mind, the European Union and the United States call on all members of the Georgian Parliament to sign the agreement proposed today by the President of the European Council, Michel. This is an agreement that all MPs can sign in good faith, instead of resorting to unilateral actions that undermine the goal of reaching an agreement on a broad basis,” the document continues.
The statement notes that the institutional reforms provided for in the agreement represent an important step forward for Georgia’s democratic development. They will help create a more independent judiciary, strengthen the electoral process and lead to a parliament that better reflects the voices of all Georgians, State Department, and EU officials said.
“The willingness to make this compromise demonstrates the courage and commitment of all parties to put the needs of the citizens of Georgia first, above the interests of any political party,” the statement says.