The Czech Republic's assistance for Georgia's European integration will be especially significant - Shalva Papuashvili

Published in Politics
Friday, 29 April 2022 09:48

The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Georgia, H.E. Petr Mikiska, to discuss the effective bilateral cooperation between Georgia and the Czech Republic.
Shalva Papuashvili thanked the Czech Republic for its unwavering support for Georgia's territorial integrity and European aspirations.

The sides discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Georgia's strong support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people was reiterated by the Speaker.

The Speaker went into great detail about Georgia's EU membership application, noting that work is currently being done to complete the questionnaire supplied by the European Commission.

The Czech Republic's assistance for Georgia's European integration, according to Shalva Papuashvili, will be especially significant when the Czech Republic assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2022.

The two parties discussed the upcoming visit of the President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic to Georgia, emphasizing the significance of developing bilateral and multilateral collaboration.

Turkiye appoints new ambassador to Georgia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 12 April 2022 11:39

Ali Kaan Orbay has been appointed Turkiye's new ambassador to Georgia, Report informs, citing the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Prior to his appointment, Ali Kaan Orbay served as First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Austria. He replaced Fatma Ceren Yazgan in the new position.

Fatma Ceren Yazgan had been Turkiye's ambassador to Georgia since 2017.

Ambassador Degnan Visits National Defense Academy of Georgia

Published in military
Wednesday, 06 April 2022 14:00

U.S.-Georgian security and defense cooperation is the cornerstone of our strategic partnership. Today, Ambassador Degnan visited Georgia’s Davit Aghmashenebeli National Defense Academy (NDA) and met with Rector Brigadier General Mamia Balakhadze.

The NDA is the backbone of the Georgian Defense Forces’ officer corps. The United States Embassy is proud to offer support to its mission of educating and training future officers.

US Embassy in Tbilisi

We’re going to seek Russia’s suspension from the UN Human Rights Council - U.S. Ambassador to UN

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 16:45
"In close coordination with Ukraine, European countries and other partners at the UN, we’re going to seek Russia’s suspension from the UN Human Rights Council.
A hundred and forty UN Member States have already voted to condemn Russia over its unprovoked war and the humanitarian crisis it has unleashed upon the people of Ukraine. My message to those 140 countries who have courageously stood together is simple: the images out of Bucha and devastation across Ukraine require us now to match our words with action. We cannot let a Member State that is subverting every principle we hold dear to continue to sit on the UN Human Rights Council." - Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to UN.
 
US Embassy Tbilisi
 

Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat spoke about cooperation to improve the investment climate

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 16:07

Creating a favorable investment climate in government and business circles, ensuring environmental protection and energy security are a solid foundation for the sustainable development of the oil and gas sector of Turkmenistan, - said Ambassador, Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat John MacGregor, speaking at the plenary session of the international forum "Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan – 2022”. The event takes place on March 29-30 at the Yildyz hotel in the capital.

There are numerous OSCE commitments related to elements of economic and environmental security. Good governance at all levels implies a clear, transparent and predictable economic policy framework, legal framework and legislation that ensures business prosperity and investor confidence. After all, it is investments - foreign and domestic - that create the necessary conditions for sustainable and environmentally friendly economic growth, increase employment and improve living standards throughout the OSCE region, the ambassador noted.

Meanwhile, today the global energy sector is redirected towards zero carbon emissions and addressing the urgent problem of the vulnerability of energy networks to man-made and natural disasters. This topic has been repeatedly discussed by the OSCE participating States, and our organization adopted a number of important documents to regulate them, J. MacGregor stressed.

The Government of Turkmenistan is a reliable partner of the OSCE in the practical implementation of these commitments. Relevant national legislation, including the Law of Turkmenistan on Public-Private Partnerships and the Law of Turkmenistan on Foreign Investments, act as an effective regulatory and protective mechanism for investors. The OSCE Center, in turn, takes an active part in the implementation of e-business and e-commerce projects in Turkmenistan, supports public-private partnerships aimed at improving the business-investment climate.

The organization's experts are involved in improving the regulatory framework for small and medium-sized enterprises, strengthening the environmental protection system, the emergency response program in the oil and gas sector, promoting research in the field of renewable energy sources and national energy security policy and energy diplomacy, said in his speech, the head of the Ashgabat OSCE Center.

Parliament Speaker meets Azerbaijani Ambassador

Published in Politics
Thursday, 17 March 2022 12:30

Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili met Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia, Faig Guliyev. 

According to the press service of the Parliament the parties discussed the diverse and years-long cooperation between the two countries and expressed commitment to further intensify strategic partnership. As noted, enhancement of the Parliamentary links can highly contribute to this process.

Georgian Parliament Speaker and the Ambassador touched upon the security situation in the region underlining the necessity of peace, stability and welfare in the region through the cooperation between the countries.

The parties emphasized the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Azerbaijan.

 

Irakli Garibashvili’s farewell meeting with Chinese Ambassador LI Yan

Published in Politics
Thursday, 17 March 2022 10:43

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a farewell meeting with LI Yan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Georgia.
The conversation focused on Georgia-China cooperation across a variety of areas, with special emphasis of trade, economic, and investment relations. The parties singled out significant progress in recent years and prospects of deeper interaction.
According to the Head of Government, China is among Georgia's top five trade partners, and the Free Trade Agreement with China contributes to growing trade, with the trade turnover between Georgia and China in 2021 increasing by 25% year-over-year to make up 1,480.5 million USD. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the next meeting of the Georgia-China Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation will be held in near future.
The Chinese diplomat underlined the importance of furthering these relations, including investment cooperation in Georgia's promising market. The parties also singled out dynamic growth in the tourism sphere spurred by direct flights between Georgia and China.
The Prime Minister once again thanked the Chinese Government for assistance in obtaining COVID-19 vaccines, also for continuous support in the directions of technology and grant projects, and wishing the Ambassador success in future endeavors.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Georgia reaffirmed China's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Press Service of the Government Administration

Juansher Burchuladze met with Ambassador Kelly Degnan

Published in military
Thursday, 17 February 2022 12:10

Minister of Defence of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze hosted Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Georgia Kelly Degnan. The sides discussed the security environment in the region and the threats posed by Russia. MOD of Georgia announced it recently.

The sides focused on current issues and future plans for US-Georgia bilateral defence and security cooperation, including planned high-level visits and multinational military exercises.

During the visit of US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin to Georgia, a multi-year initiative about strengthening Georgia's defence and deterrence policy signed between the two countries' defence ministries was one of the main topics of discussion.

It was underlined that the progress made as a result of the implementation of the Georgian Defence Readiness Program (GDRP) formed the basis of the agreement, which aims to further modernize and develop the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces and supports the country's resilience and capabilities within total defence. The US Defene Attaché, Colonel Stephanie Begley attended the meeting.

"Doing more with less": EU launches information campaign on energy efficiency

Published in Economics
Friday, 11 February 2022 13:37

10 public schools, 7 kindergartens, 4 public buildings have been renovated with the EU’s support to provide a greener and healthier environment to the citizens of Georgia. In addition, businesses have been supported to introduce energy efficiency measures, thus lowering operation costs and investing the savings in new opportunities and jobs. These are only some of the results of EU’s work to improve energy efficiency in Georgia.

To raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency and EU’s work to this end in the country, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia is launching an information campaign on energy efficiency under the slogan “Doing More with Less”.

“Energy efficiency in Georgia is a key priority for the European Union. A greener environment, enhanced energy security, more jobs, prosperous families and warmer houses are only some of the benefits of improved energy efficiency. Besides supporting the legislative reform process, we have made continued efforts to help businesses and citizens. Reliable and affordable energy is essential for communities and household, and our goal is to continue supporting energy efficiency initiatives to help improve people’s lives”, - stated Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador to Georgia.

Energy efficiency matters. It has the potential to contribute to lowering the costs on a household and economy-wide level, boost economic growth, sustainable growth and job creation. Apart from that, energy efficiency is one of the ways to reduce demand for energy imports and to strengthen the country’s energy independence.

The EU has been assisting Georgia’s energy sector for over a decade. This includes support to the Government to promote better policy and help modernize the sector, work with partners to support and raise energy efficiency initiatives throughout the country. By encouraging private sector participation, the EU also supports the government’s ultimate objectives of creating jobs and improving the quality of life. Clean energy transition will be at the center of reforms to accelerate the development of modern and reliable energy infrastructure that will decrease use of greenhouse gas emissions.

Over the course of the next three weeks, we will share success stories of projects implemented with the EU’s support in Georgia. The campaign will promote the benefits of energy efficiency, showcase the projects that impact the communities and environment they live in and motivates change.

For more information, please visit our Campaign Page

Rashid Meredov met with the Ambassador of the USA to Turkmenistan

Published in World
Thursday, 27 January 2022 10:08

Today, on January 26, 2022, the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Turkmenistan Metthew Stephen Klimow was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, the parties considered a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as touched upon international and regional topics of mutual interest.

The diplomats also exchanged views on the agenda of the annual bilateral consultations planned to be held in the near future.

Drawing attention to the importance of economic cooperation between the two countries, the parties stressed the need to hold the next meeting of the Turkmen-American Business Council in 2022.

Press service of the Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

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