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

Published in Society
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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Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Karen Donfried, Assistant US Secretary of State for European and Eurasian AffairsPrint Version

Published in Politics
Monday, 20 June 2022 12:35

Solid support of the USA towards Georgia, strategic partnership between the two nations and integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures were among the key topics of discussion by and between Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Karen Donfried, Assistant US Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs today.

The Head of Government of Georgia noted that the visit of the senior US official is yet another clear message about the unwavering support of the USA towards Georgia, which is profoundly appreciated. According to him, Georgia remains to be the most reliable and loyal ally of the USA both in the region and beyond.

Focus was made at the meeting on the significance of greater intensity of US-Georgia strategic partnership, inter alia including the further activation of a high-level political dialogue between the two countries, as well as in defense and security, trade, commerce and investments.

Steadfast and firm support of the USA towards the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia was reiterated at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia, along with the encouraged European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

According to the Head of Government of Georgia, the craving of the government and people of Georgia is unwavering towards integration with European and Euro-Atlantic structures.

At the same time, dignitaries discussed the military activities currently witnessed in Ukraine.

Discussions were related to the situation existing in the region and the significant role played by Georgia in ensuring peace and stability in the region.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by H.E. Kelly C. Degnan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Georgia; Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.

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Prime Minister Accompanied by Delegation of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Memory of Holocaust Victims during His Visit to Israel

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Tuesday, 31 May 2022 10:33

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Holocaust victims today.

The Head of Government of Georgia visited Yad Vashem together with delegation members during his visit to the State of Israel today.

Irakli Garibashvili had a tour around the museum, laid wreath of garland at the memorial of the victims of Holocaust and made an entry to the Memorial Book.

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​The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is participating in the Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe

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Friday, 20 May 2022 11:59

On 19 and 20 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will participate in the 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe. According to the administration of the MFA of Georgia
The Georgian Foreign Minister will address the participants of the session within the framework of the Ministerial. Ilia Darchiashvili will hold meetings with the foreign ministers of the member states of the organization, as well as with the high-ranking officials of the Council of Europe.
The 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe, chaired by the Italian Republic, is hosted by Turin.

Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Derek H. Chollet, Foreign Policy Adviser to the United States Secretary of State

Published in Politics
Thursday, 19 May 2022 16:40

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Derek H. Chollet, Foreign Policy Adviser to the United States Secretary of State today.

The Head of Government of Georgia thanked the US official for his visit to Georgia, thereby noting that it is yet another clear manifestation of US support to the country.

Dignitaries discussed the strategic partnership and prospects of future cooperation between the two nations. It was noted that within the partnership spanning for 30 years already, Georgia is a good example of a country empowered with unwavering support of the USA and assistance rendered to the democratic institutions of the country, capacity building in the defense and economic development.

Dignitaries reviewed the grave situation witnessed in the occupied territories of Georgia. US official clearly reiterated the unwavering support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

Also, discussion was related to the issues of regional security. Attention was paid at the meeting to the military activities currently witnessed in Ukraine. It was noted that Georgia continues to support Ukraine both at the political level - inter alia within the international formats, as well as humanitarian aid. So far over 500 tons of humanitarian cargo has been sent to Ukraine and support towards the war-affected people currently living in Georgia continues to this day.

Significance and strengthening of democratic institutions on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration was highlighted at the meeting. It was noted that authorities of the country assign special importance to US cooperation within this process.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by H.E. Kelly C. Degnan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America (USA) to Georgia; Mark Simakovsky, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Jason Ham, US Department of Defense Official (Balkans, Caucasus and Black Sea Region) and Florence Akinyemi, Special Adviser to Derek H. Chollet, while the Georgian side included Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will pay a working visit to Brussels from 16 to 18 May

Published in Politics
Monday, 16 May 2022 10:45

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will pay a working visit to Brussels from 16 to 18 May. 

According to the administration of the MFA of Georgia, the Georgian Foreign Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili will meet his counterparts from the European Union within the EU Foreign Relations Council sitting.

Discussions will focus on the EU integration agenda, the EU self-assessment questionnaire handed in by the Georgian Government and the security situation in the region.

Prime Minister visits Army City construction site on Mount Makhata, with most of construction work completed

Published in military
Friday, 13 May 2022 16:43

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, accompanied by Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, visited the Army City construction site on Mount Makhata.
The Head of Government familiarized himself with the details of this project for Georgian service members. The Georgian Government's policy intends all the best for the army, and care for our service members will continue, the Prime Minister emphasized.
The construction of Army City will be finalized in late 2022. The project involves seven 39-story buildings with 1,092 apartments to be constructed on Mount Makhata. Service members will be able to purchase residences on concessional terms with maximally affordable financial obligations. In particular, 50% co-financing will be employed. Instead of a private company, the Defense Ministry's construction film will be engaged, thereby reducing the capital cost significantly. Service members will enjoy 0% in-house financing instead of a bank loan. The estimated cost of residential spaces will be about 200 USD per m2, with service members paying only 100 USD per m2. This unprecedented offer will apply to service members based on preset criteria.
This project will continue, to which end amendments will be made to the Defense Code to allow officers ranked major and above, with master sergeants and sergeants ranked higher, to receive apartments, an unprecedented decision toward recognizing and appreciating the contributions of service members, and a move toward improving their living conditions drastically.

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Prime Minister of Georgia Congratulates Media Outlets and Journalists on the World Press Freedom Day

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022 10:18

I wholeheartedly congratulate every media outlet and journalists on the World Press Freedom Day.

Free and independent press based on true values and professionalism is one of the key features defining democracy of any country. Georgian media has gone a long way since regaining independence and endured many challenges, intimidation and pressure.

Provision of an enabling environment for the independent press has been among our prime goals from day one, when our political team came to power. It has been the aim of numerous reforms that we carried out. The Georgian media landscape is nowadays pluralistic and free. Every condition is created for boosting journalism and its further development. Georgia is an undoubted leader of the region by the World Press Freedom Index and it is ahead of a number of EU member states. It is a great merit of the authorities and society, manifesting in a huge gain for the entire country. Our authorities aspire to facilitate a further development of press freedom in the country.

Over and above, I pledge support and wish you every success in your future professional endeavors.

Irakli Garibashvili

Prime Minister of Georgia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia will hold meetings at the European Union and NATO

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 06 April 2022 12:26
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will visit the EU and NATO headquarters, from 6 to 8 April.
During the visit, Ilia Darchiashvili will meet with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
At the invitation of the North Atlantic Alliance, the Foreign Minister will take part in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
The Foreign Ministers of NATO’s partner nations (Australia, Finland, Georgia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Sweden and Ukraine), as well as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will join a NATO session to be held within the framework of the NAC Meeting.  
On the sidelines of  the Foreign Ministerial Meeting, Ilia Darchiashvili will hold meetings with his colleague ministers.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia will pay a working visit to Georgia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 11:22

On 29 March 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to Georgia.
 
During the visit, the Armenian Foreign Minister will hold meetings with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili and the Vice Prime Minister /Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani.
 
At the meetings, the sides will discuss a wide range of bilateral relations and prospects for their development.
 
In addition, the focus will be on the challenges and important global issues in the region.

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