The Lithuanian Seimas adopted a resolution regarding Georgia. Vilnius expressed support for the country's European integration and called on the Georgian authorities to refrain from initiatives that harm this process.
The Lithuanian Parliament highly appreciates the progress achieved by Georgia on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and urges not to back down from it.
The resolution was supported by all 114 deputies present.
"The Seimas, taking into account the strong desire of the Georgian people to integrate into the European Union and NATO, Lithuania's firm support for the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration and the ambitious reforms carried out by Georgia, calls on the Georgian authorities to refrain from any controversial legislative and other initiatives that limit the expression opinions that limit the activities of civil society and harm Georgia's accession to the EU and NATO," the document states.
The resolution contains a reminder of the attempt to adopt the scandalous law on "foreign agents", which caused mass protests of the population.
The Seimas also notes that the health condition of the former president of Georgia and citizen of Ukraine Mykhailo Saakashvili, who has been in custody since October 2021, remains serious and life-threatening. The document contains a call to the Georgian authorities to initiate decisions on the transfer of Ukrainian citizen Mykhailo Saakashvili to a medical institution in Ukraine, one of the EU member states or the United States of America, which will allow him to receive proper treatment.
It is also emphasized that the sentence handed down on May 16, 2022 to the director of the opposition TV channel "Mtavari" Nike Gwaramia raises serious questions about the independence of the trial.
The resolution calls on all political forces in Georgia to return to the implementation of the provisions of the agreement of April 19, 2021 (the so-called Charles Michel agreement - ed.), concluded through the mediation of the EU and the US, as an important basis for Georgia's further aspirations for EU and NATO integration .
The Parliament of Lithuania offers the Government of Georgia to fully join the sanctions imposed by the Western community on the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, and to ensure proper and consistent implementation of these sanctions, as well as to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression, as it is fighting not only for its security and freedom. , but also for the security and freedom of the entire region