The President of Georgia congratulates the U.S. President on the occasion of his Jubilee
H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili congratulates the President of the United States of America, H.E. Mr. Barack H. Obama, on the occasion of his Jubilee:
It is my pleasure to extend to You my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of Your Jubilee.
I would like to emphasize that under Your leadership, the United States has witnessed advancement, welfare and favorable development in political, economic and cultural terms. I am pleased that nowadays, we are witnessing strong, democratic and prosperous country with its decent place on international arena. Considering our strategic partnership, I remain confident that with our joint efforts, the historically friendly ties and close cooperation between Georgia and the United States will be further enhanced and deepened for the mutual benefit of our two nations.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to extend my gratitude for the US support rendered to Georgia`s statehood, democratic development as well as unwavering stance of Georgia`s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the non-recognition policy of our occupied regions as well as for our European and Euro-Atlantic aspiration.
Your Excellency, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration along with my best wishes for happiness, health and greater success in all Your endeavors as well as peace and prosperity to the friendly American people”, - is stated in the official letter of the President of Georgia.
British Ambassador in Georgia will host a Birthday Party to celebrate the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
British Ambassador in Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith will host a Birthday Party to celebrate the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The celebrations will take place at the British Embassy on Thursday, 6 June 2019.
The reception will be attended by senior Georgian Ministers, parliamentarians, government officials, members of the diplomatic community, friends from the business and cultural sectors, media and civil society representatives, students, young people from creative industries sectors and alumni of UK programmes.
Speaking about the occasion, Ambassador Justin McKenzie Smith said:
”The Queen’s Birthday Party is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the strong friendship between Britain and Georgia and I am thrilled to see so many of our friends and colleagues and joining us.
Links between Britain and Georgia are growing wider every year. This autumn we will hold a three month long festival – the UK Season in Georgia- across the whole country, showcasing the best of modern Britain: innovation, creative industries, sports, arts and culture. We want to introduce some of the less known sides of Britain to audiences in Georgia, as well as highlight our shared values”.
Press-release of the British Embassy in Georgia
President Margvelashvili Meets with OSCE Special Representative for South Caucasus
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has hosted a meeting with OSCE Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Ambassador Günther Bächler at the Presidential Palace. The meeting has also been attended by the Ambassador of Italy, Antonio Enrico Bartoli, as the Ambassador of the country holding the OSCE chairmanship.
Conversation at the meeting touched upon the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, issues of conflict resolution and security environment in the region.
President Margvelashvili has spoken about the International Geneva Discussions and the role of OSCE in conflict resolution issues.
The meeting, also attended by Head of Administration of the President Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili and Advisor to the President for Foreign Affairs Mr. Tengiz Pkhaladze also focused on negative impacts on freedom of movement and rights of Georgian citizens caused by the installation of barbed wire fences and banners.
President of Georgia Awarded Zaza Pachulia the Order of Honor
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili awarded Zaza Pachulia the Order of Honor for special contribution to the development of basketball and popularization of Georgia on the international arena, President’s press service reported.
The award ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace of Georgia today and the Head of President’s Administration Giorgi Abaishvili, Zaza Pachulia’s family members, representatives of the administration, Georgian national team, coaches and representatives of “Golden State” attended it.
“Zaza Pachulia is the first Georgian basketball player who has won the NBA Cup and decided to celebrate this victory in his homeland. Success is very important but the most important is to share it with the community. Zaza Pachulia does not forget his homeland. He was with us when Tbilisi was in a difficult situation after inundation. I want to thank him for such patriotic spirit”, - said the President at the award ceremony.
Zaza Pachulia thanked the President of Georgia for awarding him.
“What I have done in my life I have done with my heart and I did not expect such thing. It is a special day for me, because the president appreciates the work I have done and I am grateful for everything. I will try to keep this Order of Honor worthy”, said Pachulia.
Recall that Pachulia brought the NBA Champion Cup to his homeland yesterday and today, 20:00 pm, it will be represented at the Sports Palace.
President Margvelashvili to Pay a Visit to Batumi
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili will pay a visit to Batumi and attend the Conference of European Constitutional Courts’ XVII Congress on the topic of the "Role of Constitutional Courts in upholding and applying Constitutional Principles".
President Margvelashvili will deliver a speech at the conference and address chairmen of more than 40 European countries’ constitutional courts.
Official reception will be held for the participants of the conference, on behalf of President Margvelashvili.
Aside the member states of the European constitutional courts, the President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, Mr. Gianni Buquicchio will also take part in the conference. Mr. Buquicchio will hold a meeting with President Margvelashvili on June 29 and discuss issues related to the constitutional reform of Georgia.
National Defence Academy’s 24th Jubilee
David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy celebrated its 24th anniversary. The event was opened with the performance of the National Anthem of Georgia by the military orchestra of the National Guard.
The Minister of Defence Levan Izoria, Chancellor of the National Security Council David Rakviashvili, Chief of General Staff Major General Vladimir Chachibaia and the rector of the academy Colonel Zaza Japaridze congratulated the representatives of the institution with the jubilee. The attendees of the event also included Deputy Defence Minister Nukri Gelashvili, Deputy Defence Minister Zaal Kapalandze, deputies of the Chief of General Staff and the families of military personnel and students of the academy.
Within the ceremonial event, number of academy’s personnel has been decorated for the successful military service. The Medal "For Irreproachable Service" was awarded to four servicemen in the 1st class and to fifteen servicemen in the 2nd class, while three servicemen of the academy received the award rifles. Students of the academy distinguished in various sports and educational activities were also awarded at the ceremony, five of whom additionally received timepieces from Timer Georgia LLC.
The event ended with the concert by the academy students, sports activities and a gala dinner.
David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy is the educational institution with the fundamental goals of promoting academic and military education, fostering the development of Georgian Armed Forces and upbringing generations of the officers of high morale and leadership skills.
The academy was founded on May 28, 1993 and since the first graduation of officers in 1997 it went through a number of significant changes. In 2011 the academy was granted a status of the educational university, followed by the establishment of the bachelors and masters’ degree programs and the development of the officers’ educational system and career schools. On September 8, 2015, within the status of the educational university, the first group of officers graduated the academy. 105 lieutenants earned the bachelors’ degree.
David Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy actively continues the development of its study programs that fully correspond to the international educational