Free Democrat’s leader Irakli Alasania leaves politics
Free Democrat’s leader Irakli Alasania leaves politics. This statement was made by him a few minutes ago. Irakli Alasania removes his candidacy from 41th majoritarian districts of Gori where he is on second place with 19,38% and can take part in second round.
“I am thankful to every citizen who supported me but I has decided to stop my campaign. We need a team to implement our plans and work in parliament. But we can’t do this unfortunately. I see no opportunity to actively influence on process in Georgia. I have decided to leave politics temporarily,”-Irakli Alasania said.
Leadership for Global Peace: Strategic Collaboration of Politics, Religion, and Women Leaders
2018 HWPL World Peace Summit Gathered Global Leaders to Build Strategy for Global Peace and Stability in the Korean Peninsula
On September 18th, an UN-affiliated NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), organized high-level meetings at the 2018 HWPL World Peace Summit ahead of its outdoor peace festival.
Former and current heads of state, government officials, chief justices, speakers of the national assembly, religious leaders, and first ladies gathered by each sector to discuss the concrete peace-building methods by reaffirming the responsibilities as leaders of the society.
HWPL Peace Advisory Council Conference for the Realization of Peace
At this meeting, the members of the HWPL Peace Advisory Council discussed the strategies for the implementation of international law for peace and the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula based on the links between government and civil society.
HWPL Peace Advisory Council comprises 183 dignitaries of former and current heads of state, cabinet ministers, experts in international law, and religious leaders from 75 countries including Hon. Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Rt. Hon. Hrant Bagratyan, Former Prime Minister of Armenia; Hon. Dr. Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt; H.E. Amb. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, Former President of The UN Human Rights Council; the Most Rev. Patricio Enrique Viveros Robles, Archbishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Chile.
The agendas suggested during the meeting were as followed: To assume the DPCW to UN Resolution with the support of National Solidarity Statement; to promote a culture of peace within the religious harmony; to collect the support for peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula; to expand the chance of interaction among various sectors.
Hon. Given Lubinda, Minister of Justice in Zambia, highlighted the significant role of the HWPL Peace Advisory in building peace, saying “The Advisory Council must provide a platform through which youths and women can bring their numbers together to demand of their leaders transparent and representative leadership devoid of the vices of corruption and self-aggrandizement. The numerical advantage of the youths and the power of persuasion of the women must be harnessed to demand that all governments in the world and eventually the united nations adopt the declaration of peace and the cessation of war.”
“My view is that the next step is for HWPL and its affiliate organizations to forge collaborate linkages with schools, faith-based organizations and other youth and women groups and associations. We should make it our agenda to inculcate the sense of peaceful coexistence among all members of the human race. This should be at national level, at regional level and at global level,” he added.
High-Level Religious Leaders’ Conference for Alliance of Religions
“There is no reason to fight if all religions are in harmony. To achieve religious harmony, believers must compare and verify the texts in their religious scriptures, searching for the truth. Then, we all need to become one under the truth. Believers have the responsibilities of leading people to a true path.” said Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.
Religious leaders who were invited to this event have been participating at the interfaith dialogue meetings, named WARP Office, in agreement with searching for a trustworthy scripture to overcome the differences in religious ideologies as well as to achieve world peace through the religious alliance.
This meeting presented the outcomes of the comparative study of scriptures and motivated the religious leaders to participate in this peace initiative. The attendees talked about the significance of the role to bring religious harmony and suggested to publish a booklet that contains the results and the progress of the comparative study of scriptures.
H.E. Elias Chacour, Archbishop Emeritus of Melkite Catholic Church, stated the importance of searching for a trustworthy scripture, “I think everyone has to feel the need for others to share their scripture so that it can be enlightened with what the other say. That means we need to feel the need for each other. Unless religious leaders cooperate to spread WARP Office and help increase the culture of religious peace & searching for a trustworthy scripture, there is no way to cooperate together. So, all religious leaders who love peace should participate in WARP Office and build cooperation with leaders of different faiths.”
At the occasion, HWPL Alliance of Religions’ Peace Committee consisted of high-level religious leaders was also inaugurated. Further discussion was made to advance its activities and spread the culture of seeking a trustworthy scripture to the public.
2018 World’s Former and Current First Ladies' Peace Forum
To discuss the role of women leaders for the realization of peace, former and current first ladies including Dr. Irina Shushkevich, Former First Lady of Belarus, Ms. Shanta Regmi, Former First Lady of Nepal, and Ms. Koling Lanto Italeli, Current First Lady of Tuvalu took part in the discussion on their further activities to contribute for peacebuilding.
The participants presented their ideas on joint efforts to advance the peace initiatives in association with International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and to strengthen the women leaders’ network with the women leaders of neighboring countries.
During the session, Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon of IWPG delivered the message of the meaning of woman empowerment for peacebuilding and the outlook on the future peace initiatives. “For centuries, there have been countless first ladies in the history. Some remained as great figures in our memory, but some remained nothing after the name. First ladies, gathered here today, gathered for peace in the country of their own as well as in all nations around the world. Your names will be remembered to the people forever as messengers of peace when the peaceful world is completed.”
Nodar Javakhishvili will leave post
According to reports, the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia Nodar Javakhishvili will leave post. As it is reported, the decision is already made in the ruling party.
There are no potential candidates who should be the next Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.
As it is reported, there are some non-official informations on changes in minister’s cabinet. Including which the Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri will leave the post. Dimitri Kumsishvili will change him. Giorgi Gakharia will lead Economy Ministry. As for the State Minister of European and EU Integration of Georgia, Davit Bakradze will be changed by Viktor Dolidze. He is the former member of Free Democrats.
David Onofrishvili said that he is not going to involve in politics
Free Democrats’ former member David Onofrishvili said that he is not going to involve in politics or take any position. He made this statement today at press conference.
“I want to reiterate that I do not want to become involved in politics and I am not going to take any political position. Unfortunately, the society preferred two partial parliament and the alternative political party as it is Free Democrats was not supported enough. We were politically active. I had 41 legislative initiatives, most of which were approved. We were very active both within and outside the country ", - said Onoprishvili.
The former leaders of Free Democrats call for supporters to support Georgian Dream
The former leaders of Free Democrats call to the supporters to support Georgian Dream in the second round of elections. This statement was made by Zurab Abashidze, Davit Onoprishvili and Gia Tsagareishvili at press conference today.
“The second round of elections will hold in several days. There are only the candidates of two main political parties: Georgian Dream and National Movement. There is no alternative here. I call to my supporters to support Georgian Dream,”-Davit Onoprishvili said.
He also called to support one of the candidates of Free Democrats in Chiatura, Temur Gaprindashvili.
I don’t rule out to return in politics-Irakli Alasania
When I feel that politics can be useful for People I don’t rule out to return in politics. This statement was made by the leader of Free Democrats Irakli Alasania. He thanked all of the voters for trust and support. According to him, a single a single vote for the Free Democrats will not remain without a commitment from the party.
“I will always be bound to the people who were active and supported us, Free Democrats. Besides that we were unable to obtain a critical mass of support. I should think and left from politics but the party should be reorganized,”-he said.