The meeting of Archil Talakvadze with the Head of CoE Georgia Office

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Thursday, 09 July 2020 17:38

The Speaker, H.E. Archil Talakvadze held the farewell meeting with the Head of CoE Georgia Office, Mr. Cristian Urse and discussed the relations between the Georgian Parliament and the CoE and the future cooperation prospects.

The Speaker thanked the diplomat for his personal contribution in democratic development of the country and wished good luck in his further career.

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