Within the memorandum between the Government of the A/R of Abkhazia and "FINSOL" Integration and Solidarity Foundation and organized by the Department of the IDPs Issues of the A/R of Abkhazia with the support of Gali Educational Resource Center 20 IDPs' adults from Abkhazia and Socially vulnerable families including children from the occupied territories of Gali have spent their 2 month holidays at Spanish volunteer families.
The children had opportunity learning Spanish language, tolerance, peace and the live in a healthy manner. Today, children were met by the Deputy of Head of IDPs' Issues of the A/R of Abkhazia, Giorgi Buliskeria, Head of Gali Educational Resource Center, Nona Shonia and their parents.
Government of the A/R of Abkhazia and "FINSOL" are cooperating since 2008. Thus, by their support IDP children spend their summer holidays in Spain annually.
The Foreign Minister does not confirm that some Arab countries planned to recognize Abkhazia as an independent state and this process was stopped by one of the leader of National Forum Gubaz Sanikidze.
This statement was made by Mikheil Janelidze today. As he said, none of Arab countries planned to recognize Abkhazia as an independent state.
As Mikheil Janelidze said, some of the politicians want to have more support until the elections.
The so-called Prosecutor General of Abkhazia, Alex Lomia has been dismissed by Abkhazia's de facto parliament. This information was published by the Russian media.
The leader of the puppet regime initiated dismissal of the-called Prosecutor General in the de facto Parliament on July 26.
According to so-called Parliament Speaker Valeri Bganba, Alexi Lomia submitted an application of resignation himself. When asked about the motive of the resignation, he said there were several reasons for it.
Working meeting was held between Vakhtang Kolbaia, the Acting Chairman of Government of the A/R of Abkhazia, Brian King "The growth in Georgia" Project Manager of USAID and Representatives of REAP Georgian agricultural production efficiency restoration.
Within the USAID projects support of IDPs' employment in the country's agricultural sector and stimulate their economic initiatives especially IDPs living in the so-called "Dividing line" in the surrounding areas was the aim of today's meeting.
During the working meeting was expressed many interesting ideas and decisions to take concrete steps in terms of employment of refugees in the shortest possible time.
Valeri Basaria, Chairman, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Protection and Natural Resources of the A/R of Abkhazia attended the meeting.
Georgia is interested in a peaceful solution to all the problems of Abkhazia – The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili said. According to him, the processes ongoing in Abkhazia are very worrying.
"Unfortunately, the parties do not avoid their violent methods to resolve cases. Georgia is interested in a peaceful solution to all the problems of Abkhazia,”-Paata Zakareishvili said. As you know, the situation has been tensed after the representatives of the opposition tried to storm in the office of the so called Interior Minister Leonid Dzapshba and set on fire. Leonid dzapshba has been suspended.
According to the businessman Levan Vasadze, the fact of appointment Tina Khidasheli as the Defence Minister was an insult of the soldiers. This statement was made by Vasadze in the interview with PalitraNews.
“Tina Khidasheli went in Sochi and told to the Abkhazians: “I don’t care if Georgia return Abkhazia but I want Georgia to be liberal country- I think that she must not be able to return in her homeland. Appoint her as the Minister of Infrastructure, why as the Minister of Defence? This is frontal insult of the Georgian soldiers,”-Levan Vasadze said.
The meeting at the level of Deputy Chiefs of Defence was held within the South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) in Sarajevo city, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The MoD delegation was led by the First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces COL Omar Begoidze. In the speech delivered during the meeting COL Omar Begoidze focused on the existing situation in occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions and highlighted regional security challenges and the policy pursued by Russia in Georgia and Ukraine. According to COL Omar Begoidze, Georgia, notwithstanding the existing challenges, stands ready to provide its contribution to the stability of South-Eastern regional stability.
“By participation in international missions for years, Georgia proved that it is a reliable partner in terms of ensuring global peace and security”, stated First Deputy Chief of the GS. COL Omar Begoidze discussed the initiatives implemented within SEDM and stressed importance of Georgia`s participation in their implementation.
In autumn of this year, Georgia will take part in the South-East Europe Simulation (SEESIM16) Exercise in an observer status. Georgia`s possible engagement in the South-East Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) Exercise „Seven Stars16“ is also being considered.
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili conducted a meeting with the independent expert for human rights issues Thomas Hammarberg - who is visiting Georgia pursuant to the request of Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Herbert Salber. Within the said capacity Thomas Hammarberg visited Georgia for the second time.
Thomas Hammarberg will travel to Abkhazia tomorrow, to observe the human rights situation on the ground, as well as to examine the circumstances surrounding the murder of Goga Otkhozoria on May 19 in Khurcha.
During the conversation, the Prime Minister once again stressed the need of immediate arrest of the offender, noting that such a brutal crime shall not go unpunished.
Within the frames of his mandate Thomas Hammarberg will return to the region once again in autumn and late he will elaborate the report on state of human rights in Abkhazia for the EU's Special Representative for South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia. The report will also set out recommendations.
Meeting at the Administration of the Government was also attended by the Prime Minister's assistant on human rights and gender equality issues Sopho Japaridze.
The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) General Mikhail Kostarakos welcomes democratic reforms in Georgia, - General emphasized during his meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. In the course of their conversation they touched upon matters including European and Euro-Atlantic integration Warsaw Summit, recent developments in the occupied territories of Georgia and regional security issues. The head of the government of Georgia noted that European integration is the top priority of the Georgian government and successful completion of liberalization of visa regime is crucial in this context. The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee reasserted his support to the European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Georgia.
The sides also discussed the implementation process of NATO-Georgia Substantial Package. Pursuant to the Prime Minister, Georgia expects recognition of attained progress and enlargement of the cooperation formats with the Alliance during the Warsaw Summit. Participation of Georgian soldiers in international missions in Afghanistan, Mali and Central Africa was emphasized. The Chairman positively assessed the professionalism of Georgian armed forces.
Particular attention was paid to the developments in the occupied territories of Georgia. Prime Minister expressed deep concern over the homicide perpetrated on the territory controlled by the Georgian side on May 19 in the village Khurcha and noted that respective fact is an indication of the deplorable humanitarian conditions in Abkhazia.
In this context the importance of the work performed by the EU Monitoring Mission as a sole international mechanism was underlined. The Geneva negotiations format was also discussed.
Prime Minister thanked the Chairman of the EUMC for his participation in the Defence and Security Conference that will take place on May 24-25 in Tvilisi.
“I don’t support Georgia to become the member of NATO with these conditions,”-this statement was made by the ruling party member, Tamaz Mechiauri. According to him, nobody will accept us in alliance if we say no to Abkhazia and the so-called South Ossetia.
On the question exactly who requests this from Georgia, Mechiauri said that “it says all.” As he noted, all the NATO members think that we demand the so-called South Ossetia and Abkhazia from NATO: “This means that NATO should begin war against Russia. Which country is ready for this?”-Mechiauri said.