24 January 2018, Wednesday, 1:02

Georgia's new authorities don't advise Lukashenka to appear in Tbilisi


The Belarusian dictator is not welcomed in Georgia because of political prisoners in Belarus.

This statement was made by MP Levan Berdzenishvili, one of the leaders of the Republican Party, Georgia online website reports.

“I strongly advise Lukashenka not to visit Georgia. For example, my party and I will do everything, if he comes, to make him understand what response he will meet for the arrest those people, our friends, and locking them in prison. Saakashvili says there are no political prisoners in Belarus... I can tell the names of 20 people, my friends, who are political prisoners in Belarus. One of them was arrested for receiving a grant,” the MP said.

Levan Berdzenishvili thinks it wouldn't be wise to listen to Mikheil Saakashvili, who lost the elections, and accept his invitation.

“I'd like to say that it is a game and this game is doomed. These political games will not revive the National Movement. Georgia has nothing to do with it. The dying party tries to find the themes instead of thinking about about real issues, for example, salaries for teachers, giving aid to farmers and so on. The try to hide these issues behind pseudo-patriotic attacks.

I don't believe in patriotism of Mikheil Saakashvili. This man lost both the August war and the elections. It would not be wise to listen to the man, who lost the elections, and accepted his invitation,” Berdzenishvili said.

It's worth reminding that the Belarusian ruler said recently he would visit Tbilisi to talk to Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili about Georgia's returning to the CIS. Lukashenka said he had been invited by Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.