Prime Minister’s Condolence Letter over the Passing of Iranian Ex-President
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili expressed his condolences over the death of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's ex-President.
The Head of Georgian Government offered his sympathies to the Ambassador of Iran, expressing them in a note in the condolence book at the embassy.
"Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi was Georgia's firm supporter in the first years after regaining independence. Invaluable is his contribution to the development of friendly relations between independent Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. I would like to reiterate my deepest sorrow over the passing of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani," the Georgian Prime Minister's condolence letter reads.
Prime Minister’s statement on procuring new helicopters
We will sell the helicopter purchased under the previous government and intended as a luxury, and we will buy three new helicopters instead, those that will be useful for rescue and other operations, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated at today’s Government meeting.The Prime Minister pointed out that negotiations on procuring new helicopters are underway, and that the Finance Ministry is also engaged in this process.According to the Head of Government, all currently available helicopters are perfectly operable and in good condition.“Mister Vakhtang Gomelauri’s Ministry is working actively on procuring three new helicopters. Although all helicopters are perfectly operable and in good condition, we always pay enormous attention to it, and we have had discussions on this issue. As you know, the state owns one expensive, luxurious helicopter purchased under the previous government for the ex-president. Tens of millions of euros was paid for this helicopter. We made a decision against using this helicopter by anyone. I also would like to underline that, despite the speculations about this helicopter being used in rescue operations, this is a lie, my friends. Of course, we had discussions on this issue, and we decided to return this helicopter to the manufacturer-to sell it, that is-and instead procure three new helicopters, the kind that will be useful for rescue and other operations. This decision has already been made, and now active negotiations are underway, and the Finance Ministry is also engaged in this process,” Irakli Garibashvili said.Press Service of the Government Administration
Meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia today.
Face-to-face meeting between the Georgian and Armenian colleagues was focused on the discussion of the main topics of the current cooperation agenda between the two nations. Cooperation in the sectors of trade and economy, transport and logistics, arts and culture was reviewed. Significance of close partnership and friendly relations was highlighted along with a need to deepen them further.
Irakli Garibashvili shared his condolences with Nikol Pashinyan for the tragedy that occurred in Yerevan.
It was also noted at the meeting that Georgia bears a vital role in promoting peace and stability within the region. Efforts of the country were noted inter alia for organizing a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the Republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Tbilisi.
Irakli Garibashvili and Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the situation witnessed in the region.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Meir Shamir, CEO of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Meir Shamir, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and main shareholder of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd today.Parties discussed the investment potential of the country and prospects of future cooperation, inter alia including the energy and agriculture sectors.Discussion was also related to the strategically significant location of Georgia, rising volume of international visitors and tax incentives offered by the country.Mivtach Shamir is one of the largest holdings operating on the real estate market of Israel, also engaged in the sectors of energy, finance and technologies for over 30 years. Company has a presence in India and USA as well.Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Doron Grupper, Partner of Mivtach Shamir in the Energy Sector and Shlomo Gigi, Expert on the Operation of Power Plants. Attendees from the Georgian side included Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development (MESD) along with Romeo Mikautadze, Deputy Minister of MESD.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Helicopter Accident Victim Pilots, Emergency Rescue Squad and Medical Doctors at a Public Funeral Ceremony
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia accompanied by his graceful spouse – Nunuka Tamazashvili – paid tribute to victims of a helicopter accident at a Public Funeral Ceremony today, as pilots of MIA Border Protection Police, emergency rescue squad and medical doctors were killed in a devastating crash occurring in a high terrain region of the country.The Head of Government of Georgia paid homage to the memory of victims and expressed his condolences to their mourning families at the Trinity Cathedral.A memorial service for the souls of the fallen was performed by the Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Shio Mujiri of Senaki and Chkhorotsku along with the cathedral priests.Prime Minister of Georgia was accompanied to the Trinity Cathedral by Mme Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia; MP Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia; Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi and officials from the executive, legislative and local authorities of the country.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Today, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Arayik Harutyunyan, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.Irakli Garibashvili welcomed Arayik Harutyunyan’s working visit to Georgia and commended the high level of political dialogue between Georgia and Armenia. The meeting underlined the dynamic development of the relations between the two countries as a good foundation for enhanced cooperation in the future.Arayik Harutyunyan thanked the Prime Minister of Georgia for warm welcome and passed on heartfelt greetings from Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia pointed out Armenia’s keen interest in deepening cooperation with Georgia across a variety of areas and in furthering the bilateral agenda.The parties discussed various issues from the Georgia-Armenia cooperation agenda, also touching on the situation in the region. Irakli Garibashvili sent reciprocal warm greetings to Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.Press Service of the Government Administration