The President of Georgia Holds a Meeting with Vladimer Chachibaia
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and the Secretary of the National Security Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili have met with Vladimer Chachibaia, the nominated candidate for the position of Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces.
The meeting was held following the assembly of the National Security Council. Mr. Chachibaia has presented his views and future plans to the President and the Secretary. The President will inform the Parliament about his decision concerning the candidate tomorrow.
Statement of the Administration of the President
The process of national accord initiated by the President is a complex and difficult process that is both open and transparent and in no way secretive. In recent days, various information has been spread, the source of which is not the Administration of the President.
At the beginning stage of the national accord process, the President is listening to everyone and holding meetings and is interested in the views, initiatives and positions of various societal groups, all of which are part of the greater national accord process.
It should be noted that not only political parties but also the public at large, including representatives of non-governmental organizations working on victims’ issues, are involved in this process.
The President has already held meetings with the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, former President Giorgi Margvelashvili and representatives of political parties. The process continues and the President continues to hold active meetings.
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.
Giorgi Margvelashvili visits Slovakia
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili, together with the First Lady of Georgia, Ms. Maka Chichua and the state delegation pays an official visit to the Slovak Republic. The Presidential delegation is comprised of the State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Mr. Victor Dolidze, the Head of the Administration of the President Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Secretary of the National Security Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Davit Jalaghania, the Secretary of the President for Foreign Affairs Mr. Tengiz Pkhaladze, members of the Parliament – Mr. Mamuka Chikovani, Mr. Roman Gotsiridze, Ms. Ada Marshania and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Slovak Republic Mr. Revaz Gachechiladze.
After the meetings, the presidents will make media statements and answer the questions of Slovak and Georgian journalists.
As a part of the visit, President Margvelashvili will also hold meetings with the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.
In Bratislava President Margvelashvili will deliver a public lecture on the security of the Black Sea region in the context of the European stability at Comenius University and meet with Georgian students.
As planned, President Margvelashvili and Ms. Chichua will visit the Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology and the Children's Rehabilitation Center in Bratislava. The guests will also explore the enterprise, staffed by the persons with disabilities.
On May 16, President Kiska will host the guests in his home town, Levocha. The presidents will explore ski resorts on the Tatra Mountains and President Kiska will share the experience of Slovakia in tourism development with the Georgian party.
The state visit of President Margvelashvili will end on May 17.