The 410th room of the Parliament's B building was named after Maro Makashvili on the initiative of Nino Tsilosani
The 410th room of the Parliament's B building was named after Maro Makashvili on the initiative of Nino Tsilosani, Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council for Gender Equality.
"Briefing Room" is named after the national hero of Georgia from today.
“Naming Maro Makashvili for one of the halls of the Parliament once again underscores the importance of women in Georgia's history and in gaining the country's independence. Many thanks to everyone who supported the issue, especially those from the opposition”, - Nino Tsilosani said.
The First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament, Giorgi Volski, described the national hero Maro Makashvili as a worthy woman in our history at an important stage for the country.
The Bureau supplemented the Plenary Agenda with sundry issues.
The members of the Bureau approved the quotas set for the various councils and commissions in the conclusions of the Rules and Procedural Issues Committee.
Georgian Parliament in your phone: EU helps to set up application
The EU has helped to create the Geo Parliament smartphone application.
The app will be useful for all those who want to be more involved in the activities of the Georgian parliament, read draft laws, make comments or have online communication with any member of parliament.
Source: EU NEIGHBOURS east
GEORGIA HOSTS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
The President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Miloš Vystrčil serves the official visit to Georgia accompanied by the Delegation. According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia a high-level guest was met by the First Vice-Speaker, Giorgi Volski and the Head of the Georgia-Czech Friendship Group, Irakli Chikovani at the Airport.
RNDr. Vystrčil will hold his first meeting of the visit with the Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili. After the meeting, the Speakers will make a joint statement for the media.
The visit of Czech politicians also includes the meetings with the Parliamentary opposition Factions, Political Groups and the Majority MPs. The Czech MPs will also meet with their Georgian counterparts.
The visit envisages the participation of RNDr. Vystrčil in the opening ceremony of the Czech-Georgian Business Forum. The Czech MPs will visit the village Odzisi at the occupation line. The meetings are scheduled with the representatives of the executive authority.
ELISO BOLKVADZE: CULTURE COMMITTEE KEEPS ACTIVE COOPERATION WITH THE REGIONS
The Chair of the Culture Committee, Eliso Bolkvadze held an online meeting with the Chairs of the Municipal Assemblies and the Chairs of the Culture Commissions of the Assemblies to discuss the ongoing and scheduled events.
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, “we discussed the plans in the cultural sphere, as well as the engagement of the artists from the Georgian regions in the Batumi Music and Art International Festival, which is scheduled on July 23-31. The Committee keeps active cooperation with the regions”, - E. Bolkvadze stated.
SHALVA PAPUASHVILI TO PAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO ARMENIA TODAY
The Speaker, H.E.Shalva Papuashvili will pay an official visit to the Republic of Armenia on April 5-6.
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia еhe Speaker will hold meetings with the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Alain Simonyan, President Vahagn Khachaturian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ararat Mirzoyan.
Shalva Papuashvili is supposed to meet with Armenian Catholicos-Patriarch, H. H. Karekin II.
Ambassador Degnan’s Remarks to Media at Parliament
Question about the day’s meetings
Ambassador Degnan: We had a very good discussion about what’s happening in the region, the very serious and tragic war that was started by Mr. Putin and the Kremlin that is killing thousands of children and Ukrainian citizens out of completely unprovoked aggression. We also discussed my recent meetings in Washington and the mood there, and the support that there is in Washington for Georgia during this very critical time. It’s always important to stay in touch with all the political parties here, and to be able to convey the United States’ support for Georgia and our concerns regarding what’s going on in Ukraine: the very important message that we all need to be standing together in the face of this unprovoked Russian aggression.
Question about sanctions in relation to 2008 and today
Ambassador Degnan: In 2008, it’s important to remember there were a billion dollars in support allocated for Georgia, and there has been considerable investment by my country and other countries in helping Georgia strengthen its deterrence capabilities. The Georgia Defense Forces are quite a bit stronger than in 2008 as a result of the strong security cooperation and partnership that Georgia has with the United States and other friends of Georgia. In this situation, now, what is really important is that we all show a unified front to this Russian aggression that is killing thousands of Ukrainian civilians and devastating Ukrainian towns. The sanctions are intended to influence Russia’s behavior, and I would just say clearly, no one is asking Georgia’s government to come up with bilateral sanctions if they don’t want to, if that’s not what they’ve decided they should do. Bilateral sanctions are for Georgia’s government to decide. What is expected of every country, my country, and every country that is standing against this Russian aggression is that there will be compliance with the international sanctions regime, and Georgia has always been a good partner in complying with international sanctions, whether against Iran or other countries that are working against the interests of countries like Georgia and the United States and all of our countries that believe in freedom and stability and security.
So, again, I think it’s important not to confuse the issues here about what we’re talking about when we’re talking about complying with international sanctions. Georgia is complying with international sanctions. Many of the sanctions may not affect Georgia directly. So I think it’s important to keep this in perspective and understand that Georgia, just like most countries, will be complying with international sanctions to the extent they can. There are consequences for any country that doesn’t comply with an international sanctions regime. We all know that. So, again, I think that the key thing here is that we all are sending a unified message of support to Ukraine, and one of the ways to do that is by complying with the international sanctions regimes.
Question about the proposed road from Chechnya to Georgia
Ambassador Degnan: Regarding the road, my understanding is this is a project that dates back to the Soviet times, to the 1970s or eighties. But in any case, before Russia starts talking about roads, projects, or promises like that to Georgia, they should fulfill their obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement and withdraw their forces from Georgian territory. I think if you want to judge Russia’s sincerity on any of the promises or statements that they’re making, look at what they’re doing in terms of their obligations under the 2008 agreement. They have not fulfilled any of them.