Georgia in the Focus of the OSCE: Protests, Political Tensions and International Support

PeopleOther ♦ Published: May 16, 2024; 19:31 ♦ (Vindobona)

The political situation in Georgia remains tense as the population takes to the streets to protest against a controversial law and international actors pledge their support. During his visit to Georgia, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Malta's Foreign Minister Ian Borg, emphasized the importance of civil society and the organization's role in conflict resolution. At the same time, protests against the so-called "agent law", seen by many as a threat to the country's democratic structures and EU integration, are continuing.

OSCE Chair-in-Office, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta Ian Borg visited the Georgian capital Tbilisi. / Picture: © OSCE, Malta MFA, ID 568579, (CC BY-ND 4.0)

Ian Borg's visit to Tbilisi underlines the OSCE's continued support for conflict resolution in Georgia. During his meeting with Georgian political leaders, including President Salome Zourabichvili and Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze, Borg emphasized the need for increased cooperation and the role of the OSCE in promoting dialogue and trust. Borg also visited conflict areas along the…