The main diplomat of the country presiding over the European Union called deoligarchization and political split as such directions.
During the interview, Lipavsky also noted that “the Czech Republic supports Georgia’s European ambitions, although this is a very long process that requires hard work.”
According to Lipavsky, the current geopolitical context has created the will in Europe to work with Georgia on this issue.
“Let me reiterate that the Czech Republic strongly supports the European perspective of the Georgians. The ultimate goal of your country is to become a member of the European Union, we understand this very well and support you. I know that more than 80% of the population of Georgia wants to see their country as a member of the European Union. This is a very long and complex, responsible process, which requires hard work to achieve. Today we are in a situation where the geopolitical context has given rise to the will in Europe to work with Georgia on this issue. This includes 12 recommendations, the implementation of which will lead Georgia to the status of an EU candidate. The Czech Republic is lobbying for this based on our common historical similarity and destiny, which implies being in the face of Russian imperialism. I would like to say that Georgia is making progress in implementing these 12 recommendations, although there are areas where the Czech Republic and the EU institutions require more action or more activity. I’m talking about deoligarchization or a political split that needs to be reduced and calmed down, because this is the task of the whole society, the whole country, and not specific political forces,” Lipavsky said.