2 years after the war, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze participated in the Astana summit, where not only [Sergei] Lavrov but also Vladimir Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy. Such a statement made today the Chairman of the Parliament, while talking about the attendance of the Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili at the OSCE ministerial in Skopje.
“The opposition confirms once again that they do not act, think or make decisions based on the national interests of Georgia, but their main determinant is to follow others. They don’t think about the national interests of Georgia, they think about the interests and dictates of other countries.
As for the OSCE summit, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze, then the Minister of Foreign Affairs, took part in that summit in 2010. 2 years after the war, they participated in the Astana summit, where not only Lavrov but also Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy.
But on the other hand, it is understandable. For them, the occupation of Georgia did not start in 2008. They remembered that Georgia is occupied only in 2022. Before that, we all remember what their policy was - canceling visas, greeting Russian tourists at the border. The policy was that they gave up the only leverage that Georgia had in relation to Russia - membership in the World Trade Organization. I don’t know at whose behest, but they gave it up”, - said Shalva Papuashvili.