The delegation of the Parliament is participating in the 143rd Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global forum of MPs, in Madrid, Spain.
Addressing the Assembly, Speaker of the legislature Kakha Kuchava spoke of the Russian occupation of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region South/Ossetia. He also talked extensively about the need for reinvigorating democracy and overcoming political polarization in his speech.
The parliamentary Chairman stressed the role of the legislature in preventing political competition from “veering into destructive polarization”.
He added that the Parliament should build on “Georgia’s earlier progress in democratic development, human rights protection, building effective state institutions and implementing pro-Western foreign policies”.
The Georgian delegation to Madrid includes Chair of Foreign Relations Committee Nikoloz Samkharadze, First Deputy Chair of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee Khatia Tsilosani and MP Alexander Rakviashvili of the opposition Girchi party.