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The newly-established caretaker government in Afghanistan has named remaining ministers and members, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.

SOUNDBITE (Pushtu): ZABUHULLAH MUJAHID, Taliban spokesperson

"The newly introduced members of the cabinet are professional personalities including doctors and highly educated persons, also from minorities."

The newly introduced cabinet members have been appointed in line with the decree of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, Mujahid said, adding a veteran businessman, Hajji Nurudin Azizi, has been appointed as acting minister for commerce, and Dr. Qalandar Ebad as the acting minister for public health.

Mujahid also expressed hope that the international community would give recognition to the Islamic Emirate.

At the press conference, Mujahid has rejected the presence of the hardliner Islamic State outfit, al-Qaida or other terrorist groups in Afghanistan, saying the Islamic Emirate is capable enough to smash any terrorist group and won't allow any Afghanistan soil to be used against any country.

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Unique, handwritten and specifically ornate Knight in the Panther Skin has been deposited in the permanent art collection of the United Nations. Its cover was exclusively incused by a celebrated Georgian sculptor Guji Amashukeli, who is currently living and working in France. A museum copy of the Georgian renaissance poem was created by a group of artists and calligraphists in Tbilisi and Paris in 2017-2018.

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia officially handed over the renaissance gift to the UN today.

Unique treasure of national significance with its incused cover made in silver by Guji Amashukeli is ornated with almost 20 precious stones.

Sculptures, symbolic items of art, medallions, jewelry and statues made of gold and silver on religious or mythical themes by Guji Amashukeli are kept in public and private art collections of renown museums, galleries and individual art connoisseurs. Each and every piece of art created by Guji Amashukeli is unique and never gets repeated.

"It is my great honor and privilege to take part in this historic event. We are presenting our national gift to the United Nations and it is my great honor to officially hand it over. I wish to express gratitude to the United Nations for everything - for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia" stated Irakli Garibashvili.

Gift presented by Georgia has been deposited at the UN Headquarters, at one of the most vivid and frequented places of the second floor, right before the UN Security Council meeting room.

Event was attended by Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary General.

"Your Excellency, Prime Minister Garibashvili, thank you very much for presenting this extraordinary gift from Georgia to the United Nations. I would like to congratulate the people of Georgia under your leadership on this very special occasion. The national treasure of Georgia has found a new home here at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Now and for generations to come - Your Excellency - the Georgian poem - the Knight in the Panther Skin by Shota Rustaveli will inspire visitors from all over the world, who come to the United Nations. The values of friendship and humanity, cherished by Rustaveli in this 12th century poem resonate with our world today and more importantly with the values of the United Nations. Your Excellency, the gift is a sign of Georgia's strong commitment to friendship of nations, to peace, to freedom and of course to international cooperation" stated Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary General.

The Prime Minister of Georgia received a postal stamp collection marking the 850th Jubilee of Shota Rustaveli as a gift from the UN Under-Secretary General. Commemorative memorabilia was released in 2018 by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA).

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As we reported, the visit of the broad-comprehensive delegation representing the Georgian community to the Republic of Azerbaijan continues. So, on September 21 and 22, guests visited Shusha, where the glorious Army of the Republic of Azerbaijan liberated from the Armenian occupation as a result of the 44-day Patriotic War.
Guests were also accepted by the special representative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the city of Shusha on September 22, Mr. Aydin Karimov. At the meeting held in a sincere and mutual dialogue atmosphere, A. Karimov informed about the works going on the resurrection and revival of Shusha city. He said that under the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, many historical monuments exposed to Armenian terror were already restored. A.Karimov called Georgia a sample of support and true friendship of the delegation from the occupation to the occupied lands, being near the Azerbaijani state and people.
Guests expressed their admiration to the fast-going construction-restoration works in Shusha and overall the wonderful weather and nature of the city.
Within the framework of the Georgian delegation's ongoing visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan, meetings are also expected to be held in Ganja and Agdam.
With the organization of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia and the support of SOCAR's Georgian delegation's visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan will continue to be presented by the Embassy during the visit.
Press statement of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia
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Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, within the framework of the UN General Assembly.
The meeting was held in both face-to-face and enhanced formats within the framework of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister once again recalled his state visit to Turkey and thanked President Erdogan for his exemplary hospitality.
The conversation revolved around regional developments. According to Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia's top objective is to support peace and stability in the region, and the country is committed to fulfilling its peacemaking purpose toward long-term peace and stability in the Caucasus Region.
The dialogue also touched on the agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan through the Georgian Prime Minister's mediation and engaged from the US, resulting in the release of Armenian citizens and maps of mined territories handed over to Azerbaijan. This agreement is an excellent foundation for further cooperation between the neighbors, the parties underlined.
Irakli Garibashvili specifically emphasized President Erdogan's special effort toward further deepening the strategic partnership between the two countries. The parties paid special attention to the expansion of the political and economic ties between the two countries as a top priority, also expressing hope that the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council will convene before the end of this year.
The parties also discussed deepening trade and economic relations even further, pointing out that joint projects of regional importance are good examples of effective strategic partnership, sustainable development, and robust Georgia-Turkey partnership. The meeting also underlined multilateral cooperation, underscoring the great importance of the Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan trilateral cooperation format enabling the parties to discuss a wide array of issues in various sectors.
The Head of Georgian Government once again singled out President Erdogan's personal support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, also for the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and expressed his gratitude for that.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister acknowledged his visit in the guestbook at the Turkish House in New York.

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