The Parliamentary Delegation hosting the wine tasting

Published in Economics
Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:10

The Parliamentary Delegation hosted the PACE member state Delegations at wine tasting in Strasbourg. The Head of Delegation, Tamar Chugoshvili opened the event and confirmed her respect to PACE.  The Resident Representative of Georgia to CoE, Constantine Korkelia addressed the attendees speaking about importance of cooperation with PACE.
Georgian MPs hosted the guests with Georgian wine, cuisine, cheese and sweets and introduced the information provided by the National Tourism Administration of Georgia.
According to the First Vice-Speaker, Tamar Chugoshvili, the event entailed high interest of PACE member state Delegations as it is another opportunity to introduce Georgian culture.
“The interest to the event was quite high and we hosted lots of guests at wine tasting. It is another opportunity to introduced Georgian culture along with policy to the politicians and MPs of other countries, to rouse interest to visit Georgia not in capacity of politicians but in capacity of tourists, to be cognizant with the information about our country and be the frequent visitors”.
According to Irina Pruidze, wine tasting serves for promotion of tourist potential of Georgia. “The reception serves to further promote Georgia to CoE and beyond, to PACE member state MPs. It will further enhance our tourist potential and allow us being better promoted”.
The event was visited by PACE PresidentPedro Agramunt, CoE Monitoring Committee RapporteurBoris Silevic, Vice Chair of EPPEmanuelis Zingeris, President of PACE Liberal-Democratic Political Group, Jordi XUCLÁ and other officials. The event was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and National Tourism Administration of Georgia.

Parliamentary Delegation participating in the sitting of IPU Standing Committee on Peace and International Security

Published in Politics
Monday, 03 April 2017 12:05

The Parliamentary Delegation, serving the visit to Bangladesh, participated in the sitting of IPU Standing Committee on Peace and International SecurityThe Committee considered the draft resolution on “Role of Parliament in Non-interference in Home Affairs of Sovereign States” and held the debates.The Georgian Delegation shared the remarks of the Ukrainian Delegation and expressed respective position upon voting.
The draft resolution underlines responsibility of Parliaments in enhancement of democracy, human rights protection, peaceful and amicable solution of internal discords preventing forcible overthrow of the democratically elected Government.
The draft also provides constructive and preventive nature of Parliamentary diplomacy, including capacity to discharge tension and ensure peaceful conflict resolution.

The Parliamentary Delegation held the official meetings in Washington

Published in Politics
Friday, 17 March 2017 16:05
Parliamentary Delegation composed of Sofo Kiladze, Nino Goguadze, Giorgi Khatidze, Irakli Mezurnishvili and Lela Keburia, held the meetings in Washington and North Carolina. Georgian MPs met with the Congressmen – Ted Poe, Peter Roskam, Scott Taylor, Mike Conaway, Rob Woodall, David Price and Mark Sanford. The parties spoke about bilateral relations. Georgian MPs held the official meetings in the Constituency of the Congressman David Price in North Carolina. David Price invited the Georgian Dream team to his electors. Georgian MPs were met with applause. “Today, we hosted the special guests – Georgian Members of Parliament. Georgia is a wonderful country. Americans love Georgia. I have particularly warm attitude to this country. Georgian people elected this team and today, they are our guests”, - he stated. MPs met with the legislative and executive, as well as judicial authorities: Secretary of State, Chair of the General Assembly, Member of the General Assembly, Chair of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Court of Appeals. The parties discussed strategic partnership, democratic processes in Georgia, defense and security system of Georgia, rapid economic development and education reforming with intact support of USA. The parties emphasized economic development support of Georgia, including bilateral free trade agreement and US investments to Georgia. American support will facilitate to introduction of Georgian production to US market and creation more job opportunities in Georgia. As Georgian MPs stated, relations shall be enhanced with USA as on Federal so on States level. American partners expressed intact support to Georgia. The visit of the Delegation to USA is supported by Open World and US Embassy.

The Parliamentary Delegation continues meetings in Baltic States

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:45
The Parliamentary Delegation to NATO PA, headed by the Chair of the Defense and Security Committee, Irakli Sesiashvili continues meetings in Baltic States. Under the aegis of NATO Cooperation Sub-Committee of the NATO PA Political Committee, the meetings were held with the Minister of Defense of Latvia, Raimonds Bergmanis and the Prime Minister, Maris Kucinskis. The parties noted that Latvia-Georgia bilateral relations as in military so in political and economic sphere are being significantly developed and Latvia supports NATO aspiration of Georgia. The parties emphasized hybrid threats, foreign security challenges and defense system reforming. Within the visit, the Parliamentary Delegation with participation of Irakli Sesiashvili and Beka Odisharia will visit the NATO Strategic Communications Center in Riga.

The meeting of the Parliamentary Delegation with the OSCE/ODIHR Director

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Friday, 24 February 2017 16:57

The parties spoke about importance of international monitoring missions in elections at the meeting between the Parliamentary Delegation to OSCE PA and the OSCE/ODIHR Director, Michael Georg Link.
According to Ms. Sofio Katsarava, cooperation with ODIHR is of utmost importance for Georgia and she always attentively studies the recommendations the Office issues. “We cooperate in sundry directions, including in monitoring on electoral processes and value the report they developed on Parliamentary Elections 2016”.  
According to Mr. Link, ODIHR highly estimates cooperation with Georgian Government and he is glad that the democratic processes in Georgia are irrevocable. “Positive accomplishment of visa liberalization process is a result of successful and targeted policy of the country. I congratulate Georgia and Georgian citizens with success”.
Ms. Katsarava stated that successful visa liberalization is a result of efforts and striving of the Government and international society and Georgia anticipates international support in EU and NATO integration. The meeting was attended by Archil Talakvadze and Giorgi Tsereteli.

The Parliament of Georgia to host the Head of the Parliamentary Delegation of Germany to PACE, the Member of Bundestag, Mr. Axel Fischer

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Monday, 20 February 2017 17:29

The Head of the Parliamentary Delegation of Germany to PACE, the Member of Bundestag, Mr. Axel Fischer is to serve the visit to Georgia on February 20-24. On February 20, the first meeting is scheduled with the Chairman of Georgian Parliament, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze.
The meetings are as well scheduled with the First Deputy Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Nino Goguadze, the First Deputy Chair of the EU Integration Committee, Irina Pruidze, the Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, Sofo Kiladze and with the members of the Factions “Patriots of Georgia”, “National Movenent”, the Parliamentary Majority and Minority.
The parties are to discuss Georgia-Germany inter-Parliamentary relations, cooperation between the Parliamentary Delegations to PACE, EU and NATO integration of Georgia and German support, as well as role of Germany in enhancement of democratic institutions in Georgia. Within the visit, the meetings are as well scheduled with the Deputy-Foreign Minister, Vakhtang Makharoblishvili and the State Minister on EU and NATO Integration, Victor Dolidze, as well as with the Rector of University, Giorgi Sharvashidze and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Irakli BurduliAs to the cultural part of the visit, the guest will visit Mtskheta, Signagi and Tbilisi sites. The visit will be accomplished on February 24. 

The meeting of the Georgian Parliamentary Delegation with the CoE Secretary General

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:55

The Parliamentary Delegation, headed by the First Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili held the meeting with the CoE Secretary General, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland.
As Ms. Chugoshvili commented after the meeting, Mr. Jagland plans to visit Georgia in the nearest future. The parties discussed territorial integrity and occupation of Georgia, as well as important of CoE support in this direction. Georgian MPs introduced the information about the activity of the State Constitutional Commission and involvement of CoE therein.
The Secretary General of CoE is arriving to Tbilisi to study in situ the ongoing events. We spoke about territorial integrity and occupation and importance of CoE support, various resolutions and reports by CoE emphasizing relevant issues and it is of principal importance for us to keep this dynamics. We also informed Mr. Jagland about Constitutional reforming and CoE participation therein. We also touched upon various reforms continuation, such is judicial reform for instance and underlined importance of CoE support in this process. I believe that Georgian Parliament, along with the PACE and other respective CoE structures, will further conduct important reforms with their participation and hence, will achieve turning points in terms of democratic reforms”, - T. Chugoshvili stated.
The Parliamentary Delegation holds the high rank meetings within PACE format. The Delegation is composed of: Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili, the head of the Delegation, also Sofio Katsarava, Dimitri Tskitishvili, Nino Goguadze, Irine Pruidze, Zviad Kvachantiradze, Eka Beselia, Giorgi Kandelaki and Gela Mikadze.

Sofo Katsarava met with Parliamentary Delegation of Sweden

Published in Politics
Thursday, 26 January 2017 12:30

The Parliamentary Delegation of Georgia serves the visit to Strasbourg to participate in PACE winter session. Simultaneously, Georgian MPs hold the high rank meetings. Chair of the Foreign Relations CommitteeMs. Sofio Katsarava and the Deputy, Mr. Dimitri Tskitishvili held the meeting with the Members of the Parliament of Sweden. The parties discussed bilateral relations and cooperation within PACE format.
As Ms. Katsarava stated, Parliament of Georgia hosts the Foreign Affairs Committee of Swedish Parliament in February. “We discussed cooperation within PACE format and emphasized enhancement and enlargement of bilateral relations. We also introduced our vision and particular plans”, - S. Katsarava stated.
According to D. Tskitishvili, the parties discussed enactment of the Parliamentary Friendship Group activity to further facilitate enhancement of bilateral relations. The parties also touched upon multilateral cooperation between the countries. “We had the meeting with the representatives of Swedish Social-Democratic Party in PACE. We discussed the number of issues, and first of all cooperation and coordination of activity in multilateral format to in inter-support terms, ensure inclusion of the issues important for us into the CoE reports and resolutions. We also spoke about bilateral relations and noted that enhancement of relations with Sweden is of utmost important to ensure cooperation cover various issues and become more dynamic. We plan to intensify Friendship Groups, which will be one of the additional instruments in Georgia-Sweden cooperation enhancement. There is multitude of issues, including economic and social development, political, gender, environmental protection etc. Sweden is a model in lots of the issues not only for us but for the Europe as well” – D. Tskitishvili stated.
The Parliamentary Delegation is headed by the First Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili. The Delegation is composed of: Sofio Katsarava, Dimitri Tskitishvili, Nino Goguadze, Irine Pruidze, Zviad Kvachantiradze, Eka Beselia, Giorgi Kandelaki and Gela Mikadze.

The meeting of the Parliamentary Delegation with the PACE President

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:28

The Parliamentary Delegation, headed by the First Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili, visits Strasbourg to participate in PACE session and Committee sittings.
Within the visit, the MPs held the meeting with the PACE President, Mr. Pedro Agramunt. The parties discussed future plans of the renewed Georgian Delegation and the activity of the State Constitutional Commission.
According to Ms. Chugoshvili, the parties also touched upon the statement by Mr. Agramunt concerning release of the former Tbilisi Mayor, Gigi Ugulava.
We spoke about the working strategy of the new composition of the Delegation, the issues we plan to actively work on during the next years. We informed Mr. Agramunt about the activity of the State Constitutional Commission and the involvement of CoE, namely Venice Commission in this process, which was positively estimated. We also spoke about the comment by Mr. Agramunt made yesterday to which he responded that he has no doubts about this issue”, - T. Chugoshvili stated.

The Parliamentary Delegation to visit Strasbourg

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:12

On January 23-27, the Parliamentary Delegation will participate in the PACE sessions and Committee activity in Strasbourg. The Delegation will also hold the meetings with the political groups. The Parliamentary Delegation to PACE is headed by the First Deputy Chairperson, Tamar Chugoshvili.
The Delegation is composed of: Sofio KatsaravaDimitri TskitishviliNino GoguadzeIrina PruidzeZviad KvachantiradzeEka BeseliaGiorgi Kandelaki and Gela Mikadze.
Georgian MPs will hold the meeting with the CoE Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, the Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General, Wojciech Sawicki and the PACE President, Pedro Agramunt, as well as the Delegations of the CoE member states.

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