Spanish lawmaker Pedro Agramunt will replace Anne Brasseur as the president of PACE. He was elected at the regular session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on January 25 .
The new President of the Assembly addressed his colleagues and mentioned Georgia and Gigi Ugulava in his speech.
"One of the objectives of my presidency is to defend the rights of the assembly’s parliamentarians, in order that they can carry out their mandate as elected representatives in the Council of Europe and in their own countries.
Thus, the liberation of figures such as the Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko and other political prisoners, including Giorgi Ugulava from Georgia, and the defense of their liberty, their freedom of movement and freedom of speech, must be one of the priorities to take up with the authorities of the countries concerned."- he stated.