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INL A/S Robinson Press Stand-Up
March 7, 2023

Question on women’s role in policing

A/S Robinson: Let me just say, first of all, it’s a real pleasure to be here to celebrate women in law enforcement. This is our 10th anniversary of doing this conference. We have 220 participants from 20 countries throughout Europe and Asia. And we really think it’s important to celebrate the role of women in law enforcement. We know that good things happen when women are involved in law enforcement and we look forward to working with our partners, not just in Europe and Asia, but particularly here in Georgia. I will be meeting later today with the Minister of Justice, Minister of Internal Affairs. And I’m really happy to be able to work with our co-host, IOM, in this effort.

Question on “foreign agents” law

A/S Robinson: I think it’s an important question. Obviously, this is a law based on Russia’s interest, not Georgia’s interest. And we think it’s in Georgia’s interest to work more closely towards Euro-Atlantic integration. This law doesn’t do that. We don’t think it’s the right thing for Georgia. More importantly, Georgians don’t think it’s the right thing for Georgia. And we will keep working with our partners in the government of Georgia to make sure that we’re working towards what is their priority, which is Euro Atlantic integration.

Follow-up question about claims that “foreign agents” law is FARA copy-paste

A/S Robinson: Look, I’m not going to get into the details of this law. What I know is that it’s not working for Georgia. It’s not working towards what Georgians want, which is Euro-Atlantic integration. We are helping, we are here to help Georgia towards its ambition, which is Euro-Atlantic integration, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.