Georgia: Elections

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 9 May 2024.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has had recent discussions with his Georgian counterpart on the impact of the foreign agent bill on the treatment of (a) UK and (b) international non-governmental organisations during elections in that country.

Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of Georgia's draft law on Transparency of Foreign Influence.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

The UK is committed to supporting a vibrant civil society in Georgia, which is an essential attribute of a healthy democracy. I [Minister for Europe] discussed this and a range of other issues with the Georgian Ambassador on 17 April, and on 2 May I publicly raised my concerns regarding the apparent excessive use of force by police during demonstrations in Tbilisi. His Majesty's Ambassador to Georgia has consistently made our concerns about the proposed law on Transparency of Foreign Influence known to the Georgian Government, most recently to the Prime Minister on 22 April and President on 4 May.

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