Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the UAE

Published in Politics
Friday, 14 October 2022 21:27

2022, in Astana, on the sidelines of the VI Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was held a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov and the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates Suhail Al Mazrui. About this reports Press service of the MFA of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, the importance of contacts at a high level and the commitment of the parties to the consistent implementation of the reached agreements were noted.

The parties also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the transport and logistics, trade, economic and investment fields.

The parties expressed their readiness to intensify a fruitful dialogue in promising areas of bilateral cooperation, which are of mutual interest.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has met with the members of the Council Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Friday, 30 September 2022 10:31

On 29 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilia Darchiashvili held a conclusive meeting with the representatives of the Council  Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST).
The sides focused special attention on granting a European perspective to Georgia and the efforts made in this regard. The COEST delegation once again congratulated Georgia on the European Council’s historic decision of June 2022 officially paving the way for the country to join the European Union. The European Union emphasized once again its firm support for Georgia's European future, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Yesterday's visit of the Belarusian delegation to the occupied territory of Abkhazia was strongly and unanimously condemned.
The COEST delegation also welcomed Georgia’s impressive progress on the road to European integration and its comprehensive reforms.
Within the framework of the meeting, the sides discussed Georgia’s foreign policy priorities, the security environment in the region and the current situation in the occupied territories of Georgia. Special emphasis was put on the need of the European Union’s active involvement to address the threats facing the region.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs once again confirmed the Georgian government’s strong readiness to implement the country's European agenda and priorities, including its obligations under the Association Agreement.
The COEST delegation evaluated its visit to Georgia highly positively.

The Minister of Internal Affairs hosted the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration of the Kingdom of Belgium

Published in Justice
Monday, 12 September 2022 15:28

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Vakhtang Gomelauri held the meeting with the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration of the Kingdom of Belgium, Ms. Nicole de Moor, who together with the delegation is conducting the official visit to Georgia.

Within the framework of the meeting hosted at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the parties discussed issues related to visa free travel of Georgian citizens to the EU/Schengen Area. Furthermore, the political and practical importance of visa-free travel regime in the process of Georgia’s European integration path was emphasized.
Mr. Vakhtang Gomelauri provided detailed information regarding the measures undertaken by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia for successful continuation of Visa-Free travel regime and ongoing reforms.
The State Secretary for Asylum and Migration of the Kingdom of Belgium positively assessed the successful activities undertaken by the MIA, namely, effective implementation of the so-called Exit Control mechanism, which contributes to the prevention of abuse of visa-free regime by Georgian citizens. Furthermore, Nicole de Moor emphasized the importance of cooperation between the MIA and respective agencies of the EU for the successful continuation of visa-free travel.
Within the framework of the meeting, existing successful law enforcement cooperation between Georgia and Belgium has been highlighted, as well as the prospects of future cooperation has been outlined.
This is the first official visit of the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration of the Kingdom of Belgium to Georgia. Within the framework of the event, the delegation will also conduct a visit to the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Tbilisi International Airport, to get acquainted with the specifics of the work and the existing infrastructure.

Irakli Garibashvili - Turkey as the most reliable friend

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Friday, 08 April 2022 11:38

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Süleyman Soylu, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey today.

Meeting was focused on the friendly and partnerly relations existing between the two nations. It was noted that since regaining independence, Georgia has regarded Turkey as the most reliable friend. Strategic partnership between Georgia and Republic of Turkey is at a high level and it is important to further advance the current cooperation.

Productive cooperation between the law-enforcement agencies of Georgia and Republic of Turkey was highlighted at the meeting. Discussion was also devoted to the current security environment in the region of South Caucasus, impact of the military activities in Ukraine, need to support peace and stability in the region. The Prime Minister of Georgia believes that the latter is a key precondition for an overall development and prosperity in the region. That is the actual aim and goal of the Peaceful Neighbourhood Initiative of the Prime Minister of Georgia and it envisages the engagement of all three countries of the South Caucasus.

The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey for the unwavering support of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Georgia.

Süleyman Soylu conveyed warm greetings from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey to Irakli Garibashvili.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by H.E Fatma Ceren Yazgan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia and Vakhtang Gomelauri, Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Press Service of the Government Administration

PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA HOSTED VAKHTANG GOMELAURI

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Thursday, 03 February 2022 12:07

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Vakhtang Gomelauri, within the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Armenia, met with the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Fashinyan.

At the meeting, Vakhtang Gomelauri expressed gratitude towards Nikol Fashinyan for supporting Georgia. He noted that Armenia is a very important partner and friend for Georgia.
The sides stressed the importance of cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of Georgia and Armenia for ensuring the security of the two countries as well as the effective fight against international crime.
“A few days ago, the Minister of Justice of Georgia was here, but, unfortunately, I could not meet him because of Covid-19. We summed up last year with a sitting of the Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation in Tbilisi. Before that, I had several meetings with the Prime Minister of Georgia, my friend Irakli Garibashvili. Our Head of Police had a previous visit to Georgia. And I think it's very important that our law enforcement systems work closely together. It is necessary for the security of our countries, for the protection of the rule of law”- stated Nikol Fashinyan.
The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Fashinyan conveyed his heartfelt greetings and wishes of health to the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, who has been infected with Covid-19.
During the two-day visit, Vakhtang Gomelauri held a meeting with the Chief of Police of the Republic of Armenia - Vahe Ghazaryan. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia will also visit various police units in Armenia.
 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ambassador of the Russia discussed issues of further development of Turkmen-Russian relations

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Thursday, 27 January 2022 19:28

Today, on January 27, 2022, the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Turkmenistan Alexander Blokhin took place in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The parties discussed issues of further development of Turkmen-Russian relations, exchanged views on regional and international issues.

In this context, the expediency of intensifying political and diplomatic cooperation at the level of the Foreign Ministries of the two countries was emphasized.

The parties also considered the possibilities of organizing regular intergovernmental contacts.

 Press service of the Ministry of 

Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

The Vice Prime Minister of Georgia participates in the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Riga

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 01 December 2021 16:43

On 1 December 2021, the Vice Prime Minister/Foreign Minister of Georgia, David Zalkaliani participated in the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs where the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Ukraine - NATO aspirants - were invited.
During the Ministerial Meeting, the Secretary General of NATO and the Foreign Ministers of the Member states reaffirmed their support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic aspirations. Highlighting that Georgia is a close partner of NATO, they underlined its contribution to global security, including NATO-led operations and missions.
It was reiterated that NATO remains committed to the decision taken at the Bucharest Summit and expresses its readiness to continue its political and practical support.
Among the issues discussed at the Ministerial Meeting was the Black Sea security.  In this context, special attention was paid to the Alliance’s cooperation with the partner countries, the strengthening of their integration mechanisms and further support.
The Riga Ministerial Meeting adopted a special report on aspirant countries, which reflects the progress made by aspirant countries on the path to NATO integration, as well as specific mechanisms and new directions for assisting the aspirants on the path to membership.
The Ministerial Meeting takes on a special importance prior to the Alliance's 2022 summit, where a new strategic concept for NATO is to be approved. Within the framework of the Ministerial Meeting, Georgia had the opportunity to voice its expectations regarding the 2022 summit.
Georgia is actively involved in the process of developing NATO's 2030 strategic vision, so that important issues for Georgia are fully reflected in this strategy, which sets out the priorities for NATO for the next 10 years.
It should be noted that during the preparations for the Ministerial Meeting, Georgia developed and presented to the Alliance its visions for the country's integration into NATO, in terms of strengthening both practical and political support, including reforms, as well as enhancing the country's defense capabilities and resilience.
Georgia's participation in in the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs indicates that the Alliance places high priority on the region's security and emphasizes our country’s special role in ensuring global and regional security.

MFA Georgia

FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND US AMBASSADOR TO GEORGIA ATTENDED THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF DRUG INVESTIGATION TRAINING COURSE

Published in Justice
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 15:30

Training course on investigation of drug-related crime, jointly organized by US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Cooperation (INL) was held for the investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

US Ambassador to Georgia – Kelly Degnan and the First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Shalva Bedoidze attended the closing ceremony and awarded participants with relevant certificates.
The First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs expressed gratitude to the Ambassador of the United States of America for close cooperation and assistance over the years. US Ambassador stressed the importance of training law enforcement officers in the investigation of drug-related crime and sharing international experience.
During the training course, participants received information on such important issues, as: drug identification; obtaining testimony; covert investigative actions; basic safety rules when investigating clandestine drug laboratories and financial investigation.

Vakhtang Gomelauri held a meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, and EU Member States

Published in Justice
Thursday, 16 September 2021 12:32

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Vakhtang Gomelauri held a meeting with the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Georgia, Carl Hartzell, Ambassadors of the EU Member States (EU MSs), as well as the representatives of the EU MSs embassies.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Kingdom of Sweden and Slovenia. Furthermore, the representatives of the Embassies of Kingdom of Belgium, Bulgaria, Kingdom of Spain, Greece, Hungary and Kingdom of Netherlands participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, parties discussed the upcoming local self-government elections of October 2 and the importance of conducting the election process in a safe and free environment.

Vakhtang Gomelauri stated that the objective of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is to protect the public order and ensure the conduct of elections in a free, democratic and safe environment throughout the country. Accordingly, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is taking all appropriate measures defined by the law with the purpose of ensuring effective response to and prevention of crimes related to the election process.
Vakhtang Gomelauri provided European partners with the detailed information regarding the investigative and operative measures undertaken by the Ministry within the ongoing investigations concerning the events of July 5-6.

At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Internal Affairs expressed appreciation towards the Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia and the representatives of the EU MSs for their active and close cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Minister of Internal Affairs met with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Video)

Published in Justice
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:42

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Vakhtang Gomelauri held a meeting with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Rik Daems, who pays visit to Georgia.

Within the frames of the meeting, the parties discussed the current issues, including the upcoming local self-government elections and the importance of conduction of election process in safe and free environment.
Minister of Internal Affairs provided detailed information to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe regardin the developments on July 5th and ongoing investigations on facts of violence committed against the media representatives.
Vakhtang Gomelauri expressed his gratitude towards Rik Daems for supporting democratic processes in Georgia.
At the end of the meeting parties discussed perspectives of future cooperation with the Council of Europe.
 
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