Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Helicopter Accident Victim Pilots, Emergency Rescue Squad and Medical Doctors at a Public Funeral Ceremony

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Wednesday, 03 August 2022 17:43

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia accompanied by his graceful spouse – Nunuka Tamazashvili – paid tribute to victims of a helicopter accident at a Public Funeral Ceremony today, as pilots of MIA Border Protection Police, emergency rescue squad and medical doctors were killed in a devastating crash occurring in a high terrain region of the country.

The Head of Government of Georgia paid homage to the memory of victims and expressed his condolences to their mourning families at the Trinity Cathedral.
A memorial service for the souls of the fallen was performed by the Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Shio Mujiri of Senaki and Chkhorotsku along with the cathedral priests.
Prime Minister of Georgia was accompanied to the Trinity Cathedral by Mme Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia; MP Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia; Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi and officials from the executive, legislative and local authorities of the country.
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Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

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Tuesday, 02 August 2022 14:27

Today, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Arayik Harutyunyan, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

Irakli Garibashvili welcomed Arayik Harutyunyan’s working visit to Georgia and commended the high level of political dialogue between Georgia and Armenia. The meeting underlined the dynamic development of the relations between the two countries as a good foundation for enhanced cooperation in the future.
Arayik Harutyunyan thanked the Prime Minister of Georgia for warm welcome and passed on heartfelt greetings from Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia pointed out Armenia’s keen interest in deepening cooperation with Georgia across a variety of areas and in furthering the bilateral agenda.
The parties discussed various issues from the Georgia-Armenia cooperation agenda, also touching on the situation in the region. Irakli Garibashvili sent reciprocal warm greetings to Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
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Prime Minister of Georgia Completes Official Visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Thursday, 28 July 2022 10:31

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgie completed his Official Visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Head of Government of Georgia was escorted to the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in the capital city of Nur-Sultan by Yermukhambet Konuspayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Within the scope of the visit, the Head of Government of Georgia met with Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia visited the Republic of Kazakhstan together with his delegation.
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Prime Minister of Georgia Meets UNGA76 President

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Tuesday, 26 July 2022 13:18

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) today.

Dignitaries discussed the active topics of cooperation between Georgia and the United Nations within the scope of the UN General Assembly.
Focus was made on the current situation witnessed in the occupied regions of Georgia and the significant role of the UN in the peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Prime Minister of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the President of UNGA76 for the solid support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.
Focus was made on peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and gender equality.
Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Kemlin Furley, Acting UN Resident Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia; Fernando Anders Marani, Deputy Chef de Cabinet for the President of UNGA76; Inga Kanchaveli, Deputy Team Leader on Reforms, Legal and Fiscal Matters; attendees from the Georgian side included Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.
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Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with China’s new Ambassador to Georgia, Zhou Qian

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Monday, 25 July 2022 11:53

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with China’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia, Zhou Qian.

The Head of Government wished the newly appointed Ambassador success and expressed hope in continuous productive cooperation between Georgia and China.
The meeting pointed out that China is among Georgia’s top five trade partners, with this year’s January-June trade turnover between the countries reaching 922 million USD. The conversation also revolved around Chinese investments, namely highlighting that Chinese FDAs exceed 695 million USD, a fact welcomed by Georgia.
The meeting also focused on tourism, singling out direct flights between Georgia and China as a contributing factor behind a dynamic growth in tourist flows.
The parties also expressed hope that the next annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation of Georgia and the People’s Republic of China will be held soon. The meeting also underscored the importance of maintaining the positive dynamic of high-level visits.
The meeting also underlined that Georgia appreciates the support of the People’s Republic of China for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The parties also focused on bolstering bilateral educational and scientific ties, with emphasis on the fact that this year marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Georgia and China.
 
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Head of Government meets with European Parliament’s delegation

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Friday, 22 July 2022 12:36

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with a delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). At first, the Head of Government held a face-to-face meeting with MEP David McAllister, followed by enhanced-format negotiations.
The Prime Minister welcomed the European parliamentarians’ visit to Georgia and emphasized its importance for the process of Georgia’s accession to the EU, also in light of the regional situation.
The conversation focused on prospects of enhanced cooperation in the future. Attention was paid to the European Council’s historic decision from June 23, on granting the European perspective to Georgia, as a recognition of Georgia’s progress under a transitional democracy in the three decades since regaining independence.
The Prime Minister pointed out as unfortunate the differentiated approach applied to Georgia, when the country was not granted a candidate status alongside Moldova and Ukraine. Nonetheless, the Georgian Government has actually started implementing the twelve priorities defined in the European Council’s June 23 decision. An inclusive process and engagement from every relevant stakeholder is key to the implementation of the priorities set by the European Commission, the Head of Government said, adding that this is a joint responsibility that everyone in the country must take into account.
The meeting underlined that Georgia continues implementing the Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU, as well as the obligations stipulated under the updated Association Agenda 2021-2027.
Attention was paid to the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in Georgia’s occupied regions. The meeting highlighted the European Parliament’s support of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, also expressing hope that the EU will raise this issue in every relevant format. In addition, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of using the Geneva International Discussions effectively. The Head of Government reaffirmed the commitment of Georgia’s authorities to peaceful conflict-resolution.
As it was emphasized during the meeting, Georgia remains the EU’s reliable partner and loyal contributor to its ongoing operations.
The conversation also revolved around the military action in Ukraine and the regional state of affairs in general as factors impacting Georgia. Attention was also paid to issues pertaining to Black Sea Security.
The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by the European Parliament’s representatives: The Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, David McAllister, and Committee Members Željana Zovko, Sven Mikser, Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, Thierry Mariani, and Assita Kanko, while the Georgian side was represented by Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and the Head of the Government Administration, Revaz Javelidze.

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Lays Wreath of Garland at Memorial Complex Remembrance of People (Video)

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Thursday, 21 July 2022 10:36

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia went to the Memorial Complex Remembrance of People within the scope of his Official Visit to Turkmenistan.

The Head of Government of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of those killed in the Ashgabat earthquake in 1948, Battle of Geok Tepe in 1881 and World War II (WWII) in 1941-1945 by laying wreaths of garland at the memorials.
The Prime Minister of Georgia visited the memorial complex together with his delegation.
 

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Serdar Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022 12:37

Deepening of the relations between Georgia and Turkmenistan, joint projects and transit potential of both countries were among the key topics discussed by and between Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Meets Serdar Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat today.

The Head of Government of Georgia noted that Georgia noted that close political and economic relations with Turkmenistan are cherished by Georgia. Discussion was focused on the transport projects and their further advancement. It was noted that implementation of strategic projects increases the effectiveness and security of cargo shipments between Asia and Europe through the Caspian and Black Seas, resulting in the extension of trade and economic relations, advancement of regional links and connections. Georgia is investing a lot in the construction of new roads and railway, and increase of capacities at marine ports. Therefore, use of a corridor trespassing Georgia towards the Black Sea will be favorable for Turkmenistan. Discussion was also related to the strategic partnership in the energy sector and readiness was expressed towards deepening the existing cooperation further.

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Official Visit of Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Starts in Turkmenistan (Video)

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022 11:11

The Official Visit of Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia started in Turkmenistan today.

A Greet and Welcome Ceremony was held for the Prime Minister of Georgia at Ashkhabad International Airport. The Head of Government of Georgia was greeted by Muhammetgeldi Serdarov, Minister of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and Avtandil Napetvaridze, Charge d’Affaires of Georgia to Turkmenistan.
Within the scope of his visit, the Prime Minister of Georgia will hold a high-level bilateral meeting with Serdar Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.
 

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Tuesday, 19 July 2022 11:59

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Abdulla Aripov. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan today. Dignitaries discussed the topics of current cooperation between the two countries, focusing on economic relations and highlighting the prospects of deepening the diverse cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Georgia. It was noted during the discussion that the inflow of tourists has particularly grown in Georgia and economic relations are advancing between the two nations. It was stressed that Georgia is one of the most significant transport corridors for Uzbekistan.

According to Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia is engaged in the following projects: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway, East-West Highway Construction and Reconstruction, Transport Routes via Black and Caspian Seas. It was also stated that bilateral trade volume grew by 18.5% in 2021 and reached 115 000 MLN USD. It was noted that Georgia is interested in further increasing the export volumes of Georgian wines and mineral waters to the consumer market of Uzbekistan. Dignitaries discussed the prospects of joint ventures. Transport infrastructure was also discussed, along with the possibility of using the transport infrastructure and port facilities of Georgia by Uzbekistan for gaining access to the EU consumer market.
Irakli Garibashvili noted that Georgia and Uzbekistan historically have had very sound and friendly relations. “It is a great honor for me to be in Uzbekistan. It is my first Official Visit and I wish to primarily express my sincere gratitude to the Prime Minister for this warm welcome and hospitality. We – Georgia and Uzbekistan – have had and continue to have very sound and friendly relations. Nevertheless, my visit is aimed at further strengthening them, of course, to reach a different level. Dear Prime Minister, we discussed a lot of topics yesterday and as we noted, a truly great potential exists. I am confident that we will succeed in developing our relations further. Georgia and Georgian people are your friends. Once again, let me thank you and expect you in Tbilisi” stated the Head of Government of Georgia.
Abdulla Aripov stressed that the visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia to Uzbekistan is a significant event in the existing relations between the two countries. “Dear Irakli, welcome to our country. Dear friends and guests, l am sincerely delighted to welcome you and the Georgian delegation in hospitable Uzbekistan. You are well known in Uzbekistan as an experienced and energetic leader. Effective measures are taken by you for the development of your national economy. It is the first Official Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia in Uzbekistan and serves as a milestone event in the relations of our countries, of course. Welcome to Uzbekistan! Glory to the friendship of Uzbekistan and Georgia!” stated the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
 Press Service of the Government Administration

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