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.
THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN MADE A STATEMENT AT THE WARSAW CONFERENCE ON THE HUMAN DIMENSION
On September 26, 2022, the delegation of Turkmenistan made a statement at the main meeting of the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, organized by the Polish OSCE Chairmanship.
The statement noted the achievements of democracy, human rights, democratic institutions in Turkmenistan, the adopted new laws and other positive changes taking place in the country. It was emphasized that profound transformations are taking place in Turkmenistan, legislative, institutional and administrative measures are being taken to further improve the mechanisms for ensuring human rights and freedoms, and work in this direction is the object of constant attention of the Head of State, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
The participants were also informed that the norms of international law are consistently implemented in the national legislation of Turkmenistan. Taking into account the implementation of this work, new tasks are clearly defined and are being implemented to further reform national legislation that ensures the consistent implementation of international obligations and standards in the field of human rights.
Over the past years, positive experience has been gained in interaction with the UN structural divisions in the framework of joint projects and programs in the field of democratization and the rule of law, human development to achieve the SDGs.
In addition, the successfully implemented National Action Plans for Gender Equality and Human Rights in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025, the next National Action Plan for the Realization of Children's Rights and a new stage of the MAP to combat human trafficking were announced.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part online in the opening of bus stations
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part online in the opening ceremony of bus stations in the administrative centers of four regions of Turkmenistan, held on Saturday.
New passenger bus stations opened alternately in Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Turkmenabat and Mary.
The Head of State watched the festive ceremony in a teleconference mode. In his speech to the participants of the celebration, the Turkmen leader noted that the commissioning of new bus stations is an important event in the development of the automotive industry of Turkmenistan, improving transport services to the population.
New bus terminal complexes have standard technical parameters. Each of them occupies an area of 30 thousand square meters, has a capacity of 700 passengers. In the passenger terminal, in addition to the 140-seat waiting room, there are shops, cafeterias, pharmacies, a medical center, a play area for children, etc. At local ticket offices, you can buy tickets not only for bus flights, but also for plane and train. A cargo terminal is provided.
On behalf of the President of the country, new buses and taxis were transferred to the regions.
The President of Turkmenistan noted the high level of political relations with Russia
During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the SCO summit, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted the high level of bilateral political relations between the countries, the Kremlin website reports.
This is also confirmed by mutual visits at the highest level – on June 10, the Turkmen leader paid an official visit to Moscow, and on June 29, the head of the Russian Federation visited Ashgabat to participate in the Caspian Summit.
The President of Turkmenistan also noted the strengthening of inter-parliamentary networks, a great impulse to the development of which was given by the first Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation, held in Ashgabat.
The Presidents of Turkmenistan and Russia will hold a bilateral meeting at the SCO summit
The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the assistant of the Russian leader for International Affairs Yuri Ushakov.
The SCO Summit will be held from September 15 to 16 in the Uzbek city of Samarkand. It is expected that the Turkmen leader will take part in the event as an honorary guest.
The upcoming summit will also be attended by the leaders of the SCO member states - India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as the heads of observer states – Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia.
The leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey will be honored guests at the event, along with the head of Turkmenistan.
Lasha Darsalia has met with the personal representatives of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office on promoting tolerance and combating discrimination
On 8 September 2022, Personal Representatives of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office on promoting tolerance and combating discrimination: Rabbi Andrew Baker, Ambassador Ibrahim Haqi Musa and Associate Professor Dr. Regina Polak visited Georgia: The purpose of the visit is to assess the best practices and challenges of promoting tolerance and combating discrimination in the OSCE Member States.
On 13 September, the members of the delegation met with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lasha Darsalia. At the meeting, the sides discussed issues of close cooperation between Georgia and the OSCE.
Lasha Darsalia spoke about the policy of promoting peaceful coexistence and equal opportunities for Georgian citizens of different ethnic origin and religious beliefs. It was noted that Georgia pays great attention to creating equal opportunities in all areas, including in the education sector, providing quality education and information in the minority languages . The first deputy minister provided the representatives with detailed information about the grave situation and gross and systematic violations of human rights in the Russian-occupied territories of Georgia, and also highlighted the Georgian Government’s efforts towards de-occupation and peaceful resolution of the conflict.
The First Deputy Minister also spoke about the difficult situation in Georgia’s occupied territories in terms of freedom of religion and protection of cultural monuments. According to Lasha Darsalia, a parallel event is planned to be held in Warsaw, within the framework of the Human Dimension Implementation Conference, by the end of September.
Within the framework of the visit, the members of the delegation also held meetings with representatives of other Georgian state agencies, non-governmental sector and religious organizations. The OSCE representatives will prepare a report on the visit.