4 Apr 2024 20:26

Georgian govt refuses to allow President Zourabichvili's visit to Lithuania

TBILISI. April 4 (Interfax) - The Georgian government has refused to allow Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili to visit Lithuania, which was supposed to take place next week, the Georgian government's press service said on Thursday.

Zourabichvili's actions are impeding the country's development, Kakha Kaladze, general secretary of Georgia's ruling party Georgian Dream and mayor of Tbilisi, told reporters.

"How can Salome Zourabichvili be considered president if her actions are targeted against Georgia receiving EU candidate status?" Kaladze said.

Zourabichvili is gathering radical opposition forces around her, which are "open enemies of the country," he said.

Zourabichvili paid several visits to European countries that were not coordinated with the government last fall. Because of this, Georgian Dream initiated an impeachment procedure against the president in the country's parliament. However, the impeachment did not take place, because not enough MPs' votes could be secured.