Congress member Teimuraz Chkuaseli joins Legislate Peace Campaign

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Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:44

In Tbilisi, Mr. Teimuraz Chkuaseli of Georgia Dream party joined the signature campaign to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light. Teimuraz Chkuaseli, a member of Georgia Dream party and chairperson of the committee which deals with issues of diaspora and Caucasus has written books to deliver the message of peace to refugees in Caucasus. Also he said that peace is such a crucial matter to Georgia which persevered the history of invasion with its unique culture and customs on his video to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.
Also he said “For Georgians who have been wishing for peace for a long time, it is a pleasure that the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War of HWPL exists.” HWPL Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War which is a declaration of international law proposed by members of HWPL international law and peace committee and proclaimed on 14 March 2016 in Seoul, South Korea in front of political leaders, chief justices, media and people with international reputations.
The declaration which is the initial stage of submitting practical 
international law for the cessation of war contains articles to complement blind spots of the existing international law. HWPL which presented the international law declaration is an international peace group working with different kinds of leaders as well as women and youths who are the center of public opinion. In September, 2014 HWPL has hosted the World Alliance of Religions' Peace Summit attended by 2,000 international leaders which was followed by the enactment of international law agreement ceremony. After one year, HWPL International law and peace committee which consists of former ,and current presidents, the chairman of the UN International law commission and international legal experts presented international law draft. 6 months later they proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War on 14 March 2016. The declaration above has contents to urge policies to solve religious conflicts and to spread the culture of peace as well as calling for the support of presidents of respective countries, which will also be sent to Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the current president of Georgia.

The President of Georgia will sign the amnesty law today

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 15:20

The President of Georgia will sign the amnesty law today which was adopted by the parliament on 24 June, 2016.
As the press speaker of President of Georgia Eka Mishveladze said at press conference today, according to law more than 70 years old man (accused and convicted) and more than 65 years old woman (accused and convicted) will be free.
Accoriding to Eka Mishveladze, concrete statistics of number of amnestied people is not known for her.

Vakhtang Kolbaia attended the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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Friday, 01 July 2016 17:38

The 25th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly take place 1-5 July 2016, under the theme "25 Years of Parliamentary Co-operation: Building Trust through Dialogue," one of the issues will be the occupied regions of Georgia as well.
The participants of the forum were greeted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ilkka Kanerva, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Giorgi Usufashvili, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, OSCE Chairman, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and PACE President Pedro Agramunt.
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was attended by the Acting Chairman of Government of the A/R of Abkhazia, Vakhtang Kolbaia.
Political experts, diplomats and international organizations representatives will also take part in the session except national parliaments' members. Up to 700 guests from 57 OSCE countries will hear the reports and adopt resolutions during the sessions.
President will be elected at the end of the annual session and Tbilisi Declaration will also be adopted, reflecting significant statements, political recommendations and messages of the assembly.

Georgia will not try to solve problems by military way - President Margvelashvili

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Friday, 01 July 2016 16:05

The President of Georgia reaffirmed that Georgia will not try to solve its problems by the military way. This statement was made by Giorgi Margvelashvili at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 25th annual session. He called on all sides to get involved in the settlement process of the situation.
“I am proud that such important session, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 25th annual session holds in our country. In the country which made historical choice 25 years ago and said that wants to be modern, democratic, human rights-based European country. The way of protection of human rights, cooperation and negotiation are the values which united the mankind 4 decades ago. Helsinki process was resulted by it. Georgia is active participant of OSCE process and we believe that any problem should be solved by the way of negotiations,”-Giorgi Margvelashvili said. 

Margvelashvili: We will return from the NATO Warsaw Summit so that we will be able to deepen and reinforce our country’s defensibility

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:15

The President of Georgia has addressed the gathered guests invited to the solemn ceremony and stated that Defence Institution Building School is another important institution and step forward in terms of professional staff training, as well as for creation more stable, firm and secure region. “Our country is facing the most difficult challenges, while at the same time, we offer great opportunities.
Even more country both, in Europe and Asia, sees the importance of our region; sees that resilient development is significantly important, profitable and beneficial for our region as well as for globally stable European and Asian geopolitical development processes.
We have repeatedly reiterated that we see stability through integration into the NATO. We have taken several firm steps in this regard. Today, when we are talking about for creation this important new institution, this is that success, which we brought from Wales in 2014.
However, success was achieved through the heroic work and the heroic efforts of several Georgian military servicemen, to whom we always respect. As stated the President of Georgia, the package that we brought from Wales comprised the significant content and throughout the two years the Georgian government gained to implement this content and this plan. “We are announcing today as well, that the Georgian state will continue its path in terms of reinforcing the defensibility of the country and the region at large, and this step is not directed against any country, but on the contrary, if we look objectively, all of our neighbors and partners should be interested in strengthening the stable and powerful country, as well as resilience and powerful Georgia.  
We will return from the NATO Warsaw Summit in 2016 so that we will be able to deepen and reinforce our country’s defensibility”, - was stated by Giorgi Margvelashvili. The Defence Institution Building School was based by Defense Ministry's Professional Development Center.
The school stipulates the professional development programs as for civilian and high-rank military servicemen of defense and security sector, as well as for representatives of civil society.  The Secretary of the National Security Council Mrs. Irine Imerlishvili, the Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of Georgia Mrs. Anna Dolidze, as well as Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Mr. Tacan Ildem, the German Ambassador to Georgia Mrs. Bettina Cadenbach and the representatives of legislative and executive branches.

The President of Georgia attended the Media Conference

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Friday, 17 June 2016 16:55

The President of Georgia H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has participated in the annual conference of the European Journalism Training Association, which focused on “Media Literacy - New Realities”. The Head of State has addressed the audience and spoken about the role of Media in the development of democratic society. As stated by the President of Georgia the prerequisite of the democratic country is the independent media.
“We are in a very important part and the process of our state development, of the democratic development, and lots of this depends upon media, upon the independent media. Media has actually played an important part in really crafting and developing the society. Georgians are very interested in Media; they are very interested in politics. Actually, they hate us - politicians, but they love media; they love media reporters; they love the questions that they give.
They are very much into politics and they are very much into discussions about how our society develops, and actually, that’s what has guaranteed democratic development of our country”, - was stated by the President of Georgia.  Giorgi Margvelashvili has emphasized that having communication with media, also means that you have contact with society.
“Media sources really bring you what society thinks. They have this possibility to talk with you and give you the information what society thinks. As a politician, you can always use communication resources to communicate with society, but you never know what they really think, unless you have a person who in a mystical way brings this issue to you. Therefore, from a perspective of audience, from a perspective of respondent, I really look at journalist as a person who is giving me information about the most crucial issues that society thinks.  
I was always impressed, actually, by the level of Georgian media; by the level of how our media works, how well-educated our journalists are, how they are prepared for the interview. It is always impressive to interact with Georgian media and actually, this is what makes democratic process work”, - was stated by the President of Georgia. EJTA Tbilisi 2016 is the annual conference of the European Journalism Training Association that was hosted by the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs for the first time in Georgia. The conference involves the Georgian, European and American journalists, as well as media researchers and media representatives.
As a part of the conference, Friedman Prize Award Ceremony will be held. The Pulitzer Prize winner Mr. Joshua Friedman will present an award prize to winners.

President Margvelashvili paid tribute to the memory who died at 13 June

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Monday, 13 June 2016 15:02

With the First Lady of Georgia the President Margvelashvili paid tribute to the memory of those who died at 13 June, in 2015. Giorgi Margvelashvili thanked to the people who jointly fought against the unanimously disaster and thanked to the heroes.
“This place where we are now reminds us the very difficult moments. A lot of people were involved in the works for restoration the territories,”-the President of Georgia said. 

National Security Council meeting

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Monday, 30 May 2016 16:39

On the invitation of the President of Georgia, the National Security Council meeting being held in the residence. The agenda includes three topics: 1. preparation for the NATO summit in Warsaw; 2. Regional security issues; 3. The security environment in adjacent areas.
In this context, the president's office a few days ago said, it will be discussed murder issue of citizen of Georgia Giga Otkhozoria.
National Security Council is headed by the President of Georgia. It is also attended by the members of Security Council, including the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Parliament Speaker, Davit Usupashvili.

The 3 rd Annual Commemoration of the Peace Walk Festival

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Monday, 23 May 2016 14:41

Tbilisi – May 28 th , 2016 – The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) will be hosting the ‘2016 3 rd Annual Commemoration of the Peace Walk Festival’ at 12pm on the 28 th of May in Rike Park and the Bridge of Peace of Tbilisi along with Georgian youth and women organizations. Around 1000 people will be in attendance. The title of the peace walk festival is the “Support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and Actualization of the Peace Curriculum”, and the program consists of a peace walk, flash mob of the youth, NGO booths, and various entertainment that can be enjoyed by all citizens.
The IPYG Peace Walk Festival that is being held for the 3 rd time this year began with the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace by Man Hee Lee, the chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in front of the Peace Gate of South Korea in May 25 th , 2013. IPYG, the head of the youth sector of HWPL, holds the peace walk festival on May 25 th every year with the youth all over the world to commemorate the declaration as well as actualize it. The declaration that was proclaimed on that date describes the role of each sector of youth, women, press, and the leaders of each country. Three years later, on March 14 th , 2016, this declaration was actualized into the HWPL Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. On this day, around 1000 key leaders all over the world attended and HWPL proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. Currently, the support pledge campaign of the declaration is being held worldwide. On this day, the HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee for the Implementation of the International Law on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace made of youth and women organizations of Georgia will be performing a flash mob performance before the peace walk.
And the NGOs hosting various booths during the event will participate as the coordinators of the HWPL peace curriculum of the schools that have signed an MOU as a peace academy with HWPL during fall semester. The Peace Education that is specified in Article 10 of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War will suggest a turning point in the history of humanity that has commemorated war until now, and it will inspire the mentality of peace to leave a world of peace to the future generations as an inheritance. During the event, the participants can sign to support the declaration and receive a commemoration badge that includes the content of the declaration at the booths. HWPL is an international peace organization and leaders from all levels along with the youth and women all work together. HWPL hosted the HWPL World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit in September 2014 with around 2000 leaders worldwide and held the ‘Signing Ceremony for the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of International Law’. The HWPL International Law Peace Committee was established and the draft of the international law was proclaimed within a year. Six months later, on March 14, 2016, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was proclaimed. The Declaration contains contents such as proposal of answers to religious conflicts and spreading of the culture of peace, and urges for the support of current heads of states.
This declaration will also be sent to Giorgi Margvelashvili, the current president of Georgia.

Giorgi Margvelashvili met with Daniel Kablan Duncan

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Monday, 23 May 2016 14:19

In the framework of World Humanitarian Summit the President of Georgia met with the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Daniel Kablan Duncan. The sides discussed bilateral cooperation and relations and expressed their willingness to deepen the cooperation. They highlighted the issue of terrorism around the world.
“Giorgi Margvelashvili will meet to Turkish counterpart, Mr. Erdogan. Also, some meetings are planned in the framework of summit, including with UN General Assembly President. Giorgi Margvelashvili will participate in round table format and will discuss the conflicts, prevention issues and refugee crisis,”-Giorgi Abashishvili said. 

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