Prime Minister of Georgia Hosts PACE President

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 14:59

Today, the Prime Minister of Georgia hosted the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

The meeting emphasized the productive cooperation between Georgia and the Council of Europe.

Mamuka Bakhtadze thanked Liliane Maury Pasquier for participating in the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of Georgia's accession to the Council of Europe, and for visiting Tbilisi. The upcoming 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe was also emphasized.

The parties discussed Georgia's upcoming Chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, along with the challenges facing the organization.

The conversation also revolved around Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The Prime Minister singled out European integration as the Georgian nation's civilizational choice and the country's commitment to this trajectory.

Special emphasis was placed on Georgia's impressive progress toward democratic consolidation and reforms in the course of the past few years. The PACE President praised the country's achievements in terms of human rights and empowering the role of the Parliament.

The Prime Minister and the PACE President also discussed the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in Georgia's occupied territories. Mamuka Bakhtadze informed Liliane Maury Pasquier about the Georgian Government's peace initiative A Step to a Better Future seeking to ensure confidence-building between the conflict-torn communities, to improve social and economic conditions for the populations in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region, and to offer them new opportunities.

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