Georgian Prime Minister to address PACE
Georgia’s Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze will address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today. Bakhtadze will have 20 minutes to deliver the speech. He will then have 40 minutes to answer questions of European MPs regarding the achievements and challenges of Georgia on path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Georgian PM is being in Strasbourg with a working visit. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold meetings with PACE President Liliane Maury-Pasquier and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, followed by joint statements for the press.
Other bilateral meetings are also scheduled within the frameworks of the visit. The Head of Government will also visit Georgia’s Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe, where he will meet with the students of the Sunday school.
Mamuka Bakhtadze will host an official reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of Georgia’s accession to the Council of Europe. The Georgian delegation includes Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Tamar Chugoshvili, and leader of the parliamentary majority Archil Talakvadze.
Avtandil Otinashvili, Strasbourg
Prime Minister attends test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles by Georgian-Polish enterprise
Georgian Prime Minister attended a test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufactured by a Georgian-Polish enterprise. The combat and intelligence unmanned aerial vehicles successfully completed the test flight. Held at the shooting ground of the Krtsanisi Support Center, the demonstration flight of the Warmate (Kamikaze) and FLYEYE intelligence UAVs manufactured by Delta-WB LLC, a Georgian-Polish enterprise, was attended by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in the company of Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, and representatives of the Defense Forces. Procedures necessary to prepare for the demonstration flight were carried out jointly by Polish and Georgian specialists.The FLYEYE unmanned aerial system is designed for high-precision tasks in adverse environmental conditions and radio-electronic warfare, in every climate zone. The system allows for covert surveillance and the analysis of captured data in real-time, day and night. The Warmate loitering munition boasts confirmed effectiveness and a high-precision target hit. It employs various types of warheads. It is used by the Polish Army and the regular armies and special forces of NATO member or non-member clients alike.Delta-WB LLC was established in Georgia by Delta International LLC and WB Electronics SA, companies established by Delta with 100% participation shares. The goal of this Georgian-Polish enterprise is to assemble UAVs. The enterprise will be able to manufacture hundreds of drones a year. At this stage, the company ensures procedures for streamlining the assembly line for Warmate and FLYEYE UAVs.To develop the military industry, an agreement has been signed between Delta-WB and the Defense Ministry of Georgia which envisages opening the first UAV training center in the region. The center’s professional instructors will retrain the relevant Defense Forces personnel.Irakli Garibashvili, joined by the Defense and Interior Ministers, dined together with soldiers in the dining hall of the Training and Military Education Command’s Support Center Krtsanisi.
Press Service of the Government Administration
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to participate in World Economic Forum in Davos
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, accompanied by a delegation, has departed for Switzerland where he will participate in the annual World Economic Forum to be held in Davos.Within the scope of the visit, the Head of Government will hold high-level bilateral meetings both with global leaders and the executives of large international companies.The Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver speeches at panel discussions.Led by the Prime Minister, the Georgian delegation consists of Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Levan Davitashvili, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, Head of the Government Administration Revaz Javelidze, and the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor for Foreign Investments Vazil Hudak.Press Service of the Government Administration
2023 Winter session: the legal and human rights aspects of Russia's aggression against Ukraine
An urgent debate* on the legal and human rights aspects of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine, with the participation of Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of the Center for Civil Liberties, 2022 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will be among the highlights of the Winter plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to be held in Strasbourg from 23 to 27 January 2023.
#OnTheRoadToReykjavik, a report on the fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe, to be held in the Icelandic capital on 16 and 17 May, will present PACE's proposals.
There will also be addresses by the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdóttir and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić will present her communication to PACE members. The Assembly will also elect its President and Vice-Presidents.
Combating violence against women will also be a focus of the session, with a first debate on conflict-related sexual violence, and a second joint debate on the Istanbul Convention, on the role and responsibility of men and boys in stopping gender-based violence against women and girls, and on finding solutions for marital captivity.
Other topics on the agenda include the environmental impact of armed conflict, Daesh foreign fighters and their families returning from Syria and elsewhere, and the ethical, cultural and educational challenges of contact tracing applications.
* The Assembly will decide its final agenda at the opening of the session.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan.The conversation in the meeting at the Administration of the Government focused on the strategic partnership and close friendly relations between the two countries. The high-level strategic partnership between Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan was underlined.Irakli Garibashvili and Ali Asadov discussed ways of further deepening the close and productive political, economic, transport, energy, and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.The high-level political dialogue between the two countries was noted, with emphasis in this context placed on the importance of the visit of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, to Georgia.The conversation also touched on the security situation in the region and worldwide.Press Service of the Government Administration
Georgia hosts Azerbaijan's PM on official visit
Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, arrived in Georgia on an official visit. The administration of the Government of Georgia hosted an official welcome ceremony.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov will meet face to face, followed by a meeting of the Georgia-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Economic Commission under the leadership of the Prime Ministers of Georgia and Azerbaijan.