President of Georgia Awarded Zaza Pachulia the Order of Honor
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili awarded Zaza Pachulia the Order of Honor for special contribution to the development of basketball and popularization of Georgia on the international arena, President’s press service reported.
The award ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace of Georgia today and the Head of President’s Administration Giorgi Abaishvili, Zaza Pachulia’s family members, representatives of the administration, Georgian national team, coaches and representatives of “Golden State” attended it.
“Zaza Pachulia is the first Georgian basketball player who has won the NBA Cup and decided to celebrate this victory in his homeland. Success is very important but the most important is to share it with the community. Zaza Pachulia does not forget his homeland. He was with us when Tbilisi was in a difficult situation after inundation. I want to thank him for such patriotic spirit”, - said the President at the award ceremony.
Zaza Pachulia thanked the President of Georgia for awarding him.
“What I have done in my life I have done with my heart and I did not expect such thing. It is a special day for me, because the president appreciates the work I have done and I am grateful for everything. I will try to keep this Order of Honor worthy”, said Pachulia.
Recall that Pachulia brought the NBA Champion Cup to his homeland yesterday and today, 20:00 pm, it will be represented at the Sports Palace.
Tamar Chugoshvili: I would hail if the Speaker of the Parliament and the President of Georgia jointly introduce the Constitutional Changes to the populationFriday, 05 May 2017 10:14
The Parliament invites the President of Georgia to participate in public consideration of the Constitutional Changes, as stated by the First Vice Speaker, Tamar Chugoshvili.
“Regarding the public consideration of the Constitutional Changes, we have offer to the President – we want to invite him to participate in public considerations. I would hail the fact if the Speaker of the Parliament and the President of Georgia jointly introduce the Constitutional Changes to the population, especially that the President and his Administration have already started this process for a certain period and we start it now deriving from the requirements of the Rules of Procedure. However, we can consolidate these two processes”.
The President of Georgia: Russia Is Trying to Create a Mockery of International Relations by Creating a Precedent of Cooperation with the Occupied TerritoriesFriday, 17 March 2017 15:10
The Statement of the President of Georgia on the So-Called Elections to Be Conducted in the Occupied AbkhaziaMonday, 13 March 2017 13:38
The President of Georgia: "With This Step We Are Presented with More Opportunities of Integration with Europe"Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:40
The Official Visit of the President of Georgia to the Republic of Belarus Has BegunWednesday, 01 March 2017 14:32
The Forum “Challenges of Child Welfare in Georgia” Is Held at the Initiative of the President of GeorgiaThursday, 19 January 2017 10:30
The forum “Challenges of Child Welfare in Georgia” was held at the Presidential Palace. The forum was opened by the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili.
The forum aims to identify and discuss the problems in the field of child welfare, in order to promptly determine necessary solutions and offer them to the decision-makers.
The President has thanked the diplomatic corps, international partners, and donors, participating in the forum, who help our country overcoming hardships through their resources. He has also thanked the government and those agencies who have taken serious steps in improving the social and health conditions of children.
"What could be better, more adequate and important than the care of the older generation on the future generation, in order our children to be live in a more protected environment. Numerous problems still exist in this regard, which require our coordinated and active response.
The fact that according to the UNICEF’s data, one in six children lives in poverty; the challenges that handicapped children face in terms of social integration; the fact that in many occasions children work like elders; or the fact that many children still live outside – these are all problematic issues.
These problems exist in every society; however, societies are measured according to how able they are to overcome and solve these hardships.
I see the willingness of the government of Georgia and the executive and legislative structures to face these problems and take steps to overcome them.
Unfortunately, the objective reality exists, full of economic problems, certain taboos, and clichés, which complicate the process of overcoming these challenges.
Our today’s gathering aims to unite us and to further strengthen our spirit of overcoming challenges and improving children’s rights, conditions of daily lives, and social integration process.
I will also be very actively involved in solving these problems in the future”, - stated the President.
The welcome speeches at the opening were also delivered by the Advisor to the President in Ethnic Minority Issues Mrs. Sopio Shamanidi, the Public Defender Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili, the Deputy Minister of Labour Health and Social Affairs Mr. Valeri Kvaratskhelia, the Chairperson of Education, Science and Culture Committee Mrs. Mariam Jashi, the Deputy Minister of Education Mrs. Lia Gigauri, and representatives of international and local organizations, working on children’s rights.
The welcome speech was also delivered by the First Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Maka Chichua who has thanked the President for this initiative.
"I have been very actively involved in this issue for several years; I constantly study and know many things that we need to do to overcome children’s problems. I will overcome these problems only with you. We must fight to ensure that we take serious, solid, and satisfactory steps. We will only manage this through the involvement of the government and the active participation of those institutions that need to be more engaged, namely the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, and each of us”, - stated Mrs. Chichua.
As she further noted, the forum aims to identify all problems and to discover ways of resolving them. Today the working groups will be established that will work on the above mentioned problems.
At the forum, the issues, recognized through practice and research in the field of child welfare were discussed, such as – deinstitutionalization of child care system, alternative systems of care, the services for children outside the government plan, the services of child protection, custody and care, exploitation of homeless children, violations against children, children left outside the education system, child labor, the support systems for children with disabilities and their parents.
The opening was also attended by the Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Secretary of the National Security Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili, and advisors to the President.
President of Georgia Holds a Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of BelarusWednesday, 21 December 2016 11:30
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Mr. Vladimir Makei.
At the meeting the parties have discussed Georgia-Belarus relations and the prospects of further strengthening cooperation. The importance of strengthening economic and trade cooperation between the two countries was also highlighted.
The President has congratulated Mr. Makei on the occasion of opening the Embassy of Belarus in Georgia. President Margvelashvili has further underscored the significance of deepening relations between the two countries and the existence of the diplomatic corps of Belarus, accredited in Georgia.
The conversation has also touched upon the prospective visit of President Margvelashvili in Belarus, scheduled for the next year.
The parties have also discussed the recent regional situation and the President informed Mr. Makei about the recent developments in the occupied regions of Georgia. In turn, Mr. Makei has once again affirmed his support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The meeting was also attended by the Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Secretary of the National Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, the Secretary of the President for Foreign Affairs Mr. Tengiz Pkhaladze, the Political Secretary of the President Mrs. Pikria Chikhradze, and the members of Mr. Makei’s delegation.
Mr. Makei has visited Georgia on December 20, as a part of the two-day official visit. As a part of his visit, the official opening ceremony of the Embassy of Belarus to Georgia will also be held.
The President of Georgia declared 2017 the year of educationFriday, 18 November 2016 15:35
The President of Georgia declared 2017 the year of education.
As Giorgi Margvelashvili said at the 9th Parliamentary session, education is the freedom and only the educated person can reach the interior, social and political freedom.
"I agree with the Prime Minister, the country's main priority should be the education. I believe that with joint efforts, we will go to the educated and free society with freedom independence", - said the President.
Giorgi Margvelashvili stated, that Georgian authorities will have to start the changes.
President of Georgia will convene the first sessionTuesday, 01 November 2016 14:08
After publishing final protocol by Central Election Commission the President of Georgia will convene the first session which will be opened by him. Giorgi Margvelashvili will deliver a speech. This statement was made by the Press Speaker of President Eka Mishveladze today, at press conference.
As for the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, according to her, after publication of SEC’s summary protocol, President will appoint Supreme Council first session.
18 of November is the time when CEC should publish the results of the 2016 parliamentary elections.