Parliamentary Committee Discussed Situation in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

(Tbilisi, February 21, Civil Georgia) – On February 20, Parliamentary Committee on Security and Defense discussed situation in Samtske-Javakheti region and demands of local organizations Javakhk and Virk on granting autonomy to the Javakheti region where large number of ethnic Armenians live.

Georgian Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili stated after the committee meeting that certain group of people is interested in creating tension in Javakheti region.

State Security Minister also stated that some groups are interested in destabilization in the region. None of the officials specified these groups.