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Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili Accuses Several NGOs of 'Destructive' and 'Provocative' Behaviour

By Liza Mchedlidze
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili spoke about the events that took place in the country on March 7-8 in an interview with TV Imedi.

He explained the importance of the draft law on "agents of foreign influence". According to him, the main motivation for the adoption of the draft law was to let the population know what the activities of non-governmental organizations serve.

The PM said that after gaining independence in the country, a large amount of funding goes to the accounts of non-governmental organizations, their goals and activities are opaque, and the law would establish the minimum level of transparency and responsibility toward citizens.

Prime Minister accused several non-governmental organizations of being destructive and creating provocations and added that its government's job to inform people about their activities:

"For example, known for its destructive actions and provocations, the so-called "The Shame" movement, which is financed directly by foreign organizations, including state organizations of foreign countries, we saw that this organization demanded the resignation of the government, my resignation, many destructive actions were carried out by them or with their complicity.

We know the so-called provocative movement "Tbilisi Pride", which intended to hold highly provocative events. The holding of so-called parades, you remember very well, caused a lot of controversies, all of which is related to their destructive activities.

Organization EMC, for example, may not be known by many, but I know very well how many destructive projects this organization is engaged in. These people directly serve to incite strife and are involved in many provocations.

For example, "Transparency International", also known as ISFED, which directly presented falsified data on the day of the elections, and the results of parallel counting in the subsequent period were falsified, which they later admitted, our task is to know and let our people know what their activities serve," said Gharibashvili.