Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE) and Titus Corlăţean (Romania, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 20-22 November 2017.
Discussions will mainly focus on recent political developments, the constitutional reform, the judicial independence, the investigation into Afgan Mukhtarli abduction, the case of possible extradition of Mustafa Emre Çabuk and others, and the situation with regard to the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
In Tbilisi, Ms Lundgren and Mr Corlăţean are due to meet, in particular, the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Internal Affairs, as well as the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. Talks are also scheduled with various parliamentary committees, the political groups represented in Parliament, the extra-parliamentary opposition, and the Georgian delegation to PACE.
The co-rapporteurs will also meet representatives of the judicial authorities, the Public Defender, and representatives of the diplomatic community, NGOs and the media.