Georgia will bypass its own national legislation, which prevents people that visited the occupied territories without our authorization and without entering through our territory, from re-entering the territory of Georgia. Such a statement the President of Georgia made while answering Russia representative after addressing the Council of Europe.
“Georgia is the country that is going to host the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in May. Georgia is going at this occasion to go over and bypass its own national legislation, which prevents people that have been visiting the occupied territories without our authorization and without entering through our territory, prevents them from re-entering the territory of Georgia. That would preclude many members of the Russian delegation to enter.
But since we are a country that unlike what has been declared policy by the Russian President lately, we are a country that respects its international commitments, all of them, we are going to respect our international commitments and receive the Parliamentary Assembly as we are dictated by the rules and regulations of the Parliamentary Assembly and our adherence to the principles of this organization.
That is not easy. That is not easily accepted by the population but it"s something that we will do because we are faithful to our principles and to our guidelines and this organization”, - concluded Salome Zourabichvili.