The Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II told journalists after meeting with the opposition today that the president undertook all steps to release tension in the country.
The Patriarch noted that representatives of the opposition and government expressed their will to release tension during the meeting with him.
He expressed hopes that dialogue between the sides would resume and end with positive result.
Parliament Approved State Of Emergency In Georgia For 15 Days
Nino Burjanadze, Chairwoman of Georgian Parliament, stated at the plenary session today that although the situation has stabilized in Tbilisi since November 07 and in the rest of Georgia, threat to stability still exists.
Burjanadze expressed gratitude to the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II for his appeal towards the nation not to yield to provocations of external forces.
Burjanadze appealed to a “healthy representatives” of the opposition for dialogue and noted that she was ready to meet them after completion of the session today.
The presidential decree, which was signed at 23:30 on November 07 imposed restrictions on the press, demonstrations, and strikes, among other activities. The state of emergency expires on November 22.
State Of Emergency Not To Hamper Presidential Elections On January 05
Khatuna Gogorishvili, Chairwoman of the parliamentary committee on procedural issues, told journalists about that today.