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Grigol Vashadze: 'Georgia fully supports Council of Europe reform'

"I firmly believe that the process of integration into European institutions is the best prevention mechanism against renewed instability and violence," declared Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, supporting the Council of Europe's reform during an address to PACE on Wednesday. The Georgian politician emphasized his country's progress on governance, democracy's rules and legislation in line with the Organisation's standards, especially on "zero tolerance" policy against corruption. Moreover, he wished to the Assembly to add Belarus' representatives among its members soon.

"For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is the right and the practical possibility to shape the future with others", he said while quoting Olof Palme, former Swedish Prime Minister.





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