We have made great progress in building strong and effective state institutions,-Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Giorgi Kvirikashvili the Prime Minister of Georgia delivered a speech at UN General Assembly today. “We have made great progress in building strong and effective state institutions, ensuring a free civil society, free media, free markets, social cohesion and rule of law,”- he said.
According to Prime Minister, he is proud to be ranked the 5th freest economy in the world, ensuring openness and integration into the global market and equal opportunities for all people interested in doing business in Georgia.
As Giorgi Kvirikashvili said, Georgia is an associated country of the EU, harmonizing its policies, institutions, sectors and market rules with those of the European Union. He also said that Georgia is an aspirant country to NATO, having the deepest and most comprehensive partnership with the Alliance of any nation and highlighted that the US Government, the European Union, and NATO all took actions to emphasize that Georgia's future lies within the European and Euro-Atlantic community.
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE UN A.ATAEVA MET WITH L.THOMAS-GREENFIELD, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE USA TO THE UN
On August 17, 2022, Ambassador A.Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, met with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations at the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations.
During the meeting, a constructive exchange of views took place on the issues of the upcoming 77th session of the UN General Assembly such as priority areas of the two countries in the UN and UN reforms.
Ambassador of Turkmenistan, at the beginning of the meeting, thanked the United States for supporting the UN General Assembly resolution "Zone of Peace, Trust and Cooperation of Central Asia", especially noting the positive statement delivered by the US representative following the adoption of the resolution.
A.Ataeva talked in detail about Turkmenistan's priority positions at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, outlining initiatives in the field of peace and security, sustainable development, women parliamentarians, preventive diplomacy and transport.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the reform of the UN, and the UN Security Council in particular. They agreed on the need for greater transparency in the work of the UN Security Council, as well as the reform of UN structures to avoid duplication of individual functions.
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Ambassador Kelly Degnan met with the talented and motivated youth of Guria
To help increase youth employment in rural communities, the U.S. Government funded an innovative project for high school students and teachers in Guria designed to strengthen vocational and entrepreneurial skills.
The agriculture entrepreneurship clubs that have been created in the framework of this project will continue to provide entrepreneurial knowledge to teachers and students via long term networks. US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan met with the talented and motivated youth of Guria and heard about their achievements made possible through this project.
Resolution presented within the framework of the UN General Assembly special session - "Humanitarian consequences of aggression against Ukraine"On 24 March, the UN General Assembly adopted at its special session a resolution entitled "Humanitarian consequences of aggression against Ukraine."The resolution was co-sponsored by Ukraine and a group of countries (including Georgia).
The main purpose of the resolution is to respond to the dire humanitarian situation in the country as a result of Russia's aggression against Ukraine. The resolution calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and for the protection of the civilian population, medical and humanitarian personnel. The Resolution condemns violations of international humanitarian law and human rights and calls on the parties to ensure safe and unimpeded movement for the population.The Resolution also requires that the parties fulfill their obligation to provide unhindered humanitarian access for humanitarian personnel, their means of transportation, supplies and equipment, to those in need within Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The resolution calls on the UN Secretary-General, member states, UN bodies and the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees. The resolution also welcomes the appointment of the Secretary-General’s appointment of a United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine.
The resolution echoes the UN Secretary-General's call for Russia to end its military offensive and return to talks. It also requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to provide information to the General Assembly on the implementation of this resolution.
At the same time, the Resolution underlines the efforts made by Ukraine's neighboring countries to receive IDPs from Ukraine and respond to their needs.
The resolution emphasizes support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.MFA Georgia
The U.S. Government donated special equipment to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of GeorgiaTo help Georgian medical professionals in their fight against the pandemic the U.S. Government donated special equipment to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia.The donation, made possible through U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Assistance program, included:2 refrigerated vehicles ($160,000)20,000 out of 578,000 in total syringes for vaccine administration ($74,983.94)100 insulated cold chain boxes ($42,640)130 temperature data loggers ($22,006)220 syringe safety boxes ($10,353.20)U.S. European Command (EUCOM)National Center for Disease Control & Public Health, Georgia (NCDC & PH)US Embassy Tbilisi