The sixth round of bilateral political consultations have been held between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Arab Republic of Egypt
On 28 July 2022, Tbilisi hosted the sixth round of bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Arab Republic of Egypt. From the Georgian side, the consultations were led by the Deputy Minister, Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili, and from the Egyptian side – by the Deputy Minister on European Issues, Ihab Nasri.
The sides discussed the current issues on the cooperation agenda between Georgia and the Arab Republic of Egypt. They highlighted the necessity of deepening the existing cooperation in the political, trade-economic, investment, cultural, education and tourism areas. Special emphasis was put on the importance of exchanging high-level visits between the two countries, of improving the legal framework and cooperation within international organizations.
The sides reviewed current issues on the international agenda at the regional and global level, the ongoing processes in the Caucasus and Middle East regions, Russia's war in Ukraine. Talking points included the challenges facing the regions and the world as a whole and their impact on the security environment.
The Egyptian side was provided with information about the current situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, the Geneva negotiations, and the gross violations of human rights and international legal agreements by Russia in the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions. The Egyptian side once again confirmed its unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.
The sides agreed to continue active cooperation in different directions.
MFA of Georgia
On March 6th, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) organized a webinar in Egypt to exchange ideas to address rampant human rights violations resulting from discrimination of minority religious groups during the pandemic.
Prolonged corona crisis and the internal disputes left the Egypt vulnerable to abuse and human rights violations. UN and EU also stressed the necessity of interventions to provide humanitarian assistance. The webinar invited lawyers and the heads of human rights and youth organizations to discuss the work of peace even in the pandemic situation and pave the ways to ease the tense atmosphere of the country.
"Since religious discrimination and conflict are heightened as the global crisis, causing pain and death, it should be changed so that people don’t consider these human rights issues as a personal matter and can make a society where individuals could enjoy human dignity and equality with their own identity." Hon. Adly Hussein, President of the Court of Appeal of Cairo stressed the necessity of peace activities in protecting human rights.
Mr. Tharwat Gaid Salama Gaballa, President from Horus foundation also stressed the necessity of peace activities for the protection of human rights and decrease the hatred crimes, “Thus, all activities performed last year focused on quarantine measures to carry out various activities in the post-corona era in the future, but in 2021 and all the future to come, we hope all physical and emotional obstacles posed by Corona are resolved and we can do practical activities to get closer to peace.”
When the basic human rights are violated, it deters individuals from playing contributing roles in a society. It further pushes people to neglect the importance of national or global peace which, in return, could put their future at greater risks. Growing a number of socially wounded people in a society and ignoring human rights abuse normally hinder the country from building a peaceful and sound society.
HWPL promotes the respect for human rights through a series of webinars with personnel from civil society and advances toward realizing sustainable peace development. Hence, after the webinar, HWPL plans to regularly hold online discussions to further address the human rights issues in the Middle East.
Press-release of the HWPL
The President of Georgia has met with the newly appointed ambassadors, who will Head the Diplomatic Missions of the country in Armenia, Egypt, Sweden, Finland, and India. The corresponding decree was issued by the President, on June 20.
Mr. Giorgi Saganelidze will start fulfilling the official duties on the position of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia from the 1st of July. Mr. Alexandre Nalbandov will also assume the office from the 1st of July as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Malkhaz Kakabadze as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland, while Archil Dzuliashvili as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of India.
The newly appointed Ambassadors have introduced their visions to the President of Georgia on their future activities and on reinforcing diplomatic relations and enhancing cooperation with the mission states.
The President and the Ambassadors also discussed current developments in Georgia and the situation in the region in general. The President of Georgia wished them success in their future endeavors.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia Mr. Giorgi Saganelidze has started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998 year.
During 2005-2008 and 2013-2015 years he served as Georgian Envoy to the Republic of Armenia.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Arab Republic of Egypt Mr. Alexander Nalbandov, in 2008-2010, was worked as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. From May 2, 2011, until May 1, 2014, he was served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Slovak Republic, as well as the Republic of Slovenia, while in 2014-2016 years worked as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Slovak Republic. In 2014 year, Mr. Alexander Nalbandov was awarded with the highest diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
In 1990 – 1998 years, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland Mr. Malkhaz Kakabadze was served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. During 1998-2000 years was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Russian Federation, while in 2000-2004 years worked as the Minister of Special Affairs of Georgia. In 1993 year, Mr. Malkhaz Kakabadze was awarded with the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of India Mr. Archil Dzuliashvili started work in 1995 year at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where worked in leading positions for a long time. During 2011-2016 was served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Arab Republic of Egypt, while since 2016 year serves as an ambassador-at-large. In 2015 years Mr. Archil Dzuliashvili was awarded with the highest diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
The owners of the recently launched Rossia Mall in Armenia have appointed TGM Consultants as Leasing Agents to support their retail leasing function. Located in the country’s capital of Yerevan, the first phase of the development was officially opened in the presence of Armenia’s President in March of 2016.
TGM Consultants enjoys a strong portfolio of contacts with brands in both the MENA & Caucasus regions as well as Europe and are now seeking to enhance Rossia Mall’s existing tenant base by bringing more internationally renowned brands and retailers to the development. With direct access to the metro, the Rossia Mall development is located in a prime city center position on Tigran Mets Avenue and is being extended further in order to accommodate international brands as well as a luxury hotel.
Speaking of TGM’s new engagement as leasing agents, Ms. Ruzanna Nahapetyan, General Manager of Rossia Mall said: “With the recent opening of this first phase of our city centre development, there are fantastic opportunities for brands wanting to enter the Armenian market, as well as expanded retail and shopping choices for consumers in both the capital and the wider locale. We are delighted to be working with TGM Consultants to introduce international retailers to this market.”
Philip Evans, Managing Partner for TGM expressed the company’s delight at being appointed to support the retail leasing aspect of the mall. He said: “Armenia enjoys a strategic position between Europe and Asia and is an exciting location for international brands. We are pleased to be working with Rossia Mall and looking forward to great success for the brands establishing a presence here in the Caucasus region.”
The company is lending its knowledge and expertise to support the owners of the Rossia Mall in delivering an attractive City Centre retail experience. It’s worth noting that TGM has now launched its latest operation in Armenia, adding to their existing expansion in Georgia, Egypt, Sub Saharan Africa, the GCC countries and Pakistan.