Ambassador Li Yan Meets with Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure
December 27, 2019, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Georgia, Mrs. Li Yan meets with the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ms. Maia Tskitishvili. The two sides exchange views on bilateral relations, mutual construction of the Belt and Road, economic and trade cooperation and other issues.
Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Georgia, Mr. Wan Lianpo, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and Chairman of Roads Department Mr. Irakli Karseladze have attended the meeting.
A new program to support two state hospitals in Georgia
Tbilisi, 17 September, 2020. The Czech Development Agency continues to support Georgian healthcare system by launching new instrument “Tied Financial Donation”. The first beneficiaries in Georgia are state Republican hospitals in Batumi and Rukhi, which will get Czech medical devices.
A contract was signed today on behalf of the Czech Development Agency by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi, Mr. Petr Mikyska, Mr. Irakli Gvazava Acting Director of Rukhi Republican hospital and representative of Batumi Republican Hospital to lay foundation for new cooperation.
The two hospitals are newly built and started partial functioning after COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. However, not all the departments have necessary equipment. Recognizing the problem, the aid aims to ensure modern technologies are provided to both hospitals in order to enhance and improve services provided by them.
The new Republican Batumi hospital is designed for 170 beds. For the first time in its history, hospital will offer citizens the service of midwifery and pediatric medical care and Czech products are designed for it. Meanwhile, Rukhi Republican hospital is designed for 220 beds and by getting new equipment, they will improve surgical and intensive care departments.
The new cooperation also involves trainings for hospitals’ staff, provided by Czech professionals, who will share their experience and simplify the use of new technologies. The Czech Republic will continue to support both hospitals in the future.
New equipment will be delivered in two stages before the end of 2020. Total cost amounts to EUR 371 000, from which Batumi Republican hospital will get EUR 186 000 and Rukhi Republican hospital EUR 185 000.
Czech contribution in monitoring COVID-19 in Georgia was invaluable and hugely important” - Georgia’s Health Minister
"Czech contribution in monitoring COVID-19 in Georgia was invaluable and hugely important” - Georgia’s Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze praised the Czech Republic’s contribution during Friday meeting with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Georgia, H.E. Petr Mikyska as the Georgian and Czech sides met to discuss various aspects of joint collaboration.
In return, Ambassador Mikyska highlighted Georgia's notable success in dealing with the pandemic, saying that Georgia is "Deservedly considered among the best countries worldwide when it comes to combating COVID-19”.
The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the health sector and the Czech non-governmental organization the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia, which presented two new projects: “Way to Home: Development of Adult Alternative Social Services in Georgia” and “Support to Primary Healthcare Strengthening in Georgia (Phase II)”, funded with more than 2 million euro from Czech Development Cooperation.
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia: August 2020
Mr Mark Clayton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia in succession to Mr Justin McKenzie Smith who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Clayton will take up his appointment during August 2020.
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DEVELOPMENT OF BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN TURKMENISTAN AND GEORGIA IN THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR
On April 9, 2020, a telecast was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, teachers and students of the Institute of International Relations, as well as leaders and representatives of the Turkmen Logistics Association, government agencies “Türkmendemirýollary”, “Türkmenawtoulaglary”, Türkmenhowaýollary, Türkmendeňizderýaýollary”.
From the Georgian side the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia A. Sagirashvili took part via video link, as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Turkmenistan M. Murdzhikneli participated to the meeting.
According to the participants of this event, the transport sector is one of the key vectors of bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Georgia. This interaction is based on the coincidence of the positions of the parties on the creation of transport and transit corridors between Asia and Europe.
Also the parties discussed the existing and planned transport corridors, the possibilities of delivering goods to European ports, the work done to date and the prospects for cooperation between Turkmenistan and Georgia.
Kelly Degnan, the U.S. Ambassador-designate to Georgia has presented copies of her credentials to the Georgian Foreign Minister
Following the presentation ceremony, the parties discussed a broad spectrum of Georgia-U.S. strategic partnership. It was highlighted that cooperation between the two countries is at an all-time high. Disucssions focused on various priority areas of cooperation, including defence and security, trade and economy.
The Minister updated the Ambassador on the grave security and humanitarian situation in Georgia’s occupied territories. Conversations also included the importance of the international community’s support for ensuring the peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict. While on the theme of the Geneva International Discussions, the parties highlighted that, while Georgia continues to exercise a constructive approach, the Russian Federation’s activities are far from aiming to achieve progress in this format.
The Parties also discussed issues relating to regional security, Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration process and its contribution towards ensuring global security.
The Ambassador reaffirmed the United States’ firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for its Euro-Atlantic integration.