Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili has said she will veto the bill on foreign agents if it is adopted in three readings.

Zourabichvili told the BBC "I am indeed going to veto this law as I am vetoing all the other laws that go against the recommendations of the European Union."

However, according to Zourabichvili, she is certain that the parliamentary majority will override her veto. Yet, she argues that the veto should be used so that "the voice of the people could be heard."

Earlier on Wednesday, the Georgian parliament approved in the first reading a bill on foreign agents, which Zourabichvili, the opposition and Western diplomats are firmly against. They argue that it is an obstacle to the country's integration into the European Union. Eighty-three MPs voted in favor of the initiative.