Irakli Kobakhidze met with Nikolaos Piperigos

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Friday, 09 December 2016 13:05

The Chairman of Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze held the introductory meeting with the Acting Ambassador of Greece to Georgia, H.E. Nikolaos Piperigos.
Mr. Piperigos congratulated the Chairman with election and wished good luck. The parties discussed bilateral relations as on Parliamentary so on political, trade-economic and cultural levels.
Mr. Piperigos expressed intact support of Greece to territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, as well as EU and NATO integration of the country.

The meeting of the Chairman with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey

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Friday, 09 December 2016 12:13

The Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze held the meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey, H.E. Levent Gümrükçü.
The Ambassador congratulated the Chairman with election. The Chairman expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for Turkey’s support of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.
The parties touched upon bilateral relations and noted that Georgia and Turkey enjoy successful cooperation in various directions, including on the Parliamentary level. The parties discussed enhancement of inter-Parliamentary relations.
The Ambassador gave the positive estimation to the reforms and the Parliamentary elections in Georgia and expressed support of Turkey to EU and NATO integration of Georgia.

Irakli Kobakhidze and MPs visited the National Library of the Parliament

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:24

The Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, the Majority Leader, Mr. Archil Talakvadze and the Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Ms. Mariam Jashi visited the National Library of the Parliament.
The Director of the Library, Giorgi Kekelidze introduced the rehabilitation works in the I Block and the planned projects. The Chairmjan and MPs visited the restoration and conservation laboratory, digital photo chronicles, the hall of the Georgian Literacy Society, media library of French institute of Georgia, Georgian emigration hall, Chabua Amirejibi cabinet and other halls.
In the S. Paolini Italian Library the Chairman was hosted by the Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Antonio Enrico Bartoli.
As the Chairman stated, the Parliament will fully support the Library.
“We had the meeting a week ago. We considered the initiatives envisaging enhancement of the National Library, further development of the resources thereof and we can promise today that the Parliament will support all the initiatives. Each of the initiatives are important for us, for future generations, starting from e-catalogues up to the rural libraries. It is important for constant progress of our country”. 

We will do everything cooperation with British partners to strengthen -Irakli Kobakhidze

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Monday, 05 December 2016 13:35

We will do everything cooperation with British partners to be more strength. This statement was made by the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia. According to Irakli Kobakhidze, the meeting with Friendship Group of Georgia was productive.
“The strategic partnership with UK is too important for us and we want this partnership to strengthen. The Parliament of Georgia do its best for it,”-Irakli Kobakhidze said. 

Loan Agreement between Georgia and ADB-Bureau discussed

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:30

The Bureau discussed the agenda for November 30-December 2 plenary sessions. As the Chairman, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze stated, the agenda will include four draft resolutions on termination of authority ahead of time for MPs: Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Kakha Kaladze, Giorgi Gakharia and Sandra Roelofs. The authority of Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Kakha Kaladze, Giorgi Gakharia is terminated due to appointment on the Governmental positions, while authority of S. Roelofs is terminated on the basis of the personal refusal. The plenary agenda also includes four documents for ratification:

  • Loan Agreement between Georgia and ADB (ordinary transactions)(internal resource mobilization improvement for inclusive growth program – sub-program 3);
  • Loan Agreement between Georgia and ADB (special transactions)(internal resource mobilization improvement for inclusive growth program – sub-program 3);
  • Loan Agreement between Georgia and IBRD of September 3, 2014 (E-transmission line enhancement project), Change N1;
  • Agreement between Georgia and EU on Exchange and Protection Security Procedures of Classified Information.

MPs will also consider two draft resolutions on expediency and inexpediency of further consideration of the drafts initiated in the preceding Parliament. The Bureau took note of the statement of the citizen, Zaza Rukhadze on non-consideration of his candidacy on the position of the Member of the Constitutional Court.

The sitting of the Bureau

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Friday, 25 November 2016 11:23

The Chairman, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze stated that in line with the Decree of the President of Georgia, the plenary session will be convened on Saturday, November 26 at 12h00The agenda includes consideration of the Governmental Program “Freedom, Rapid Development, Welfare, Governmental Program for 2016-2020” and vote of confidence to the Government.
The Bureau discussed the initiatives by the Committees on continuation of consideration of the drafts initiated in the 8th Term. MPs heard the report by the Chair of the Defense and Security Committee, Mr. Irakli Sesiashvili on participation of the Parliamentary Delegation to NATO PA session and the preparatory works for upcoming NATO PA session scheduled in Georgia.
The Bureau considered the organizational issues, including the decisions of the Board of Treasurers related to functioning of the new Parliament. The next Bureau will be held on Friday at 21h00 in Kutaisi.

If elected my main goal will be political system consolidation-Irakli Kobakhidze

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Friday, 18 November 2016 16:15

“If elected as a Chairman of Parliament, my main goals will be political system consolidation and sustainable development of democratic processes,”-this statement was made by Irakli Kobakhidze, one of the candidates of Parliamentary Chairman.
According to Kobakhidze, political system consolidation and low quality of party system institutionalization are one of the main problems of Georgia. As he said, the overcome of this problem will depend on the current processes and the relations between the political parties. 

Irakli Kobakhidze is presented as the Chairman of Parliament

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Monday, 07 November 2016 11:25

According to the decision of parliamentary majority and political council, Irakli Kobakhidze is presented as the Chairman of Parliament.
Tamar Chugoshvili is presented as a First Deputy Chairman of Parliament, Giorgi Volski and Zviad Dzidziguri are presented as her deputies.  Ilia Nakashidze is presented as a Deputy Chairman of Adjara Parliament.  
The political council session of Georgian Dream Democratic Georgia was held yesterday.

“Ruling team may support the Parliamentary system”- Irakli Kobakhidze

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 17:31

Presumably, our team will support the maintaining of the Parliamentary system – this statement was made by the Executive Secretary of Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze.
As he noted, the ruling party is ready to discuss all the ideas, because the constitutional reform should be implemented under large scale consensus. As for the question, which of the models he support Kobakhidze said that the ruling party is likely to choose parliamentary system. According to him, one of the main issues is correction of the deficiencies. 

The President’s term of Office is untouchable - Irakli Kobakhidze

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 17:08

The President’s term of Office is untouchable until this term does not end – this statement was made by the Executive Secretary of Georgian Dream. Irakli Kobakhidze commented on the opinion of some constitutionalists that Giorgi Margvelashvili’s term should be terminated ahead of time.
Irakli Kobakhidze called these statements speculation.
“We have made no decisions yet on constitutional changes. The decisions will be made after discussions, consultations and consensus,”-Irakli Kobakhidze said. 

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