Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 13 April 2022 17:53

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Kairat Abdrakhmanov, High Commissioner of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on National Minorities today.

Dignitaries reviewed the successful cooperation of Georgia with OSCE institutions, particularly focusing on the active dynamic of interaction with the Office of High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM).

According to the Head of Government, Georgia is a multi-ethnic country attaching special importance to the effective implementation of the national policy on civic equality and integration. The Prime Minister of Georgia also believes that the referred framework paper developed with an active engagement of HCNM Office aims to create equal opportunities to all citizens of the country, irrespective of their ethnic, religious or other affiliations.

The Prime Minister of Georgia noted at the meeting that Georgia strives to adhere to the high international standards of human rights and freedoms, and to institutionalise the best international practices. The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the OSCE High Commissioner for his active engagement in the consolidation of democratic institutions of Georgia.

It was noted at the meeting that successful cooperation between Georgia and HCNM is evidenced with a vivid example of the education sector, which offers quality teaching and learning opportunities in the mother tongue. Among various mechanisms of a policy on civic integration, access to information and media in minority languages was mentioned, along with wide-scale public awareness campaigns on public programs and services, as well as promotion of cultural events.

Focus was made on the valuable engagement of OSCE in the process of peaceful conflict resolution in Georgia. Reference was also made on the military activities witnessed in Ukraine.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Mark Fumagal, OSCE HCNM Senior Political Adviser; Zhazira Kul-Mukhammed, OSCE HCNM Personal Adviser; Nino Gogoladze, OSCE HCNM Program Coordinator; Attendees from the Georgian side included H.E. Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Austria accredited to OSCE (Permanent Representation of Georgia) and other international organisations headquartered in Vienna.

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MEETING OF SHALVA PAPUASHVILI WITH PRIME MINISTER OF ARMENIA

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 06 April 2022 11:22

The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Nikol Pashinyan.
The sides emphasized the friendship and cooperation between Georgia and the Republic of Armenia.

As was noted, given the security risks and challenges in the region, it is important that the relationship between the state institutions of the two countries be close.

The meeting was held within the framework of the official visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia to Armenia.

The Georgian delegation is composed of Giorgi Volski, Sozar Subari, Samvel Manukyan, Sumbat Kiureghian, Elguja Gotsiridze, and Khatuna Samnidze.

Meeting with Minister of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Published in Economics
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 16:40

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Rashad Nabiyev, Minister of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan today.

Meeting was focused on the various directions of cooperation existing between the two countries, including the successful relations within the scope of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway, Black and Caspian Sea Transport Corridor, Persian Gulf-Black Sea Corridor and Green Ports.

It was noted that coordinated cooperation between the two countries facilitates the attraction of cargo to the Europe-Asia Transport Corridor, which will ultimately make a positive impact on the regional development and long-term prosperity through peace and stability.

According to the Prime Minister of Georgia, the country supports peaceful cooperation in the region of South Caucasus and stands ready to support the regional dialogue on topics of economic, trade and cultural development, etc.

This is the aim of the Peaceful Initiative of the Prime Minister of Georgia, which envisages the establishment of a format of dialogue and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Discussion was also related to the impact of military activities in Ukraine on the overall security environment.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Rəhman Hümmətov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan; H.E. Faig Guliyev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia; Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

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Irakli Garibashvili: Five years have passed since the enactment of EU visa-free travel; Government worked hard toward this goal, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement

Published in Politics
Monday, 28 March 2022 15:23

Five years have passed since the enactment of EU visa-free travel; the Government worked hard toward this goal, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated during today's Cabinet meeting.
According to the Prime Minister, more than 500,000 Georgian citizens have made over 1.5 million trips to EU member states, a tangible result since the signing of the Association Agreement.
"Today marks five years have passed since the enactment of EU visa-free travel. I congratulate everyone on this important date. As you know, we worked hard toward this goal, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this achievement. Let me remind our population that we launched this process in 2013, when we received a visa-free travel action plan. The Government worked tirelessly to finalize this effort in December 2015. The EU accepted our work as satisfactory and, in about a year, visa requirements were lifted to enable our citizens to enjoy visa-free travel to EU member states. Let me also remind our population that, over these five years, more than 500,000 Georgian citizens have made over 1.5 million trips to EU member states, a tangible result since the signing of the Association Agreement," the Prime Minister said.

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Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

Published in Politics
Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:09

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a meeting with David Kettler, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security.

The conversation focused on NATO-Georgia cooperation and the military action in Ukraine affecting the security situation in Eastern Europe, with emphasis on the importance of the international community's maximal effort toward ending the war as soon as possible.

The meeting underlined the successful development of practical cooperation between NATO and Georgia, also pointing out that it is important to further this partnership in order to modernize Georgia's Defense Forces and bolster the country's defense-capability.

The meeting was attended by Colonel Kaupo Rosin, Head of the NATO Liaison Office Alexander Vinnikov, and Georgia's Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze.

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Irakli Garibashvili’s farewell meeting with Chinese Ambassador LI Yan

Published in Politics
Thursday, 17 March 2022 10:43

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a farewell meeting with LI Yan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Georgia.
The conversation focused on Georgia-China cooperation across a variety of areas, with special emphasis of trade, economic, and investment relations. The parties singled out significant progress in recent years and prospects of deeper interaction.
According to the Head of Government, China is among Georgia's top five trade partners, and the Free Trade Agreement with China contributes to growing trade, with the trade turnover between Georgia and China in 2021 increasing by 25% year-over-year to make up 1,480.5 million USD. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the next meeting of the Georgia-China Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation will be held in near future.
The Chinese diplomat underlined the importance of furthering these relations, including investment cooperation in Georgia's promising market. The parties also singled out dynamic growth in the tourism sphere spurred by direct flights between Georgia and China.
The Prime Minister once again thanked the Chinese Government for assistance in obtaining COVID-19 vaccines, also for continuous support in the directions of technology and grant projects, and wishing the Ambassador success in future endeavors.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Georgia reaffirmed China's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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Prime Minister Garibashvili Sacrifices Himself to the Political Torture - States President American Friendship Club ILIA ZUKAKISHVILI

Published in Politics
Friday, 11 March 2022 15:21

The ruling party has numerously found itself in the light political ditch in recent years. In the majority of cases it could manage to get out of it for at least some time and gain height in the clouds of the dream again. After the full-scale war of Russia against sovereign Ukraine it became obvious that the ruling party is quickly approaching the deep political pit which, at this time is for a long period of time and even forever.

The reason for this is the dry statement with which he directly contradicted the modern world. To be more specific, on February 25th, the day of making Georgia soviet, PM Garibashvili stated that taking national interests into consideration, the country does not join the sanctions imposed by many world countries towards Russia.     

The special statement narrative of PM Garibashvili indirectly justifies fierce and barbarian actions of Russia in Ukraine and is made to please Putin’s sinful passions. The important thing is that part of society which before were extremely critically inclined towards Russia, hold the neutral side today and act mute like fearful mice.

Instead of our government to express growing hatred against the invaders, its political inclinations changed gradually and Russian companies closely related to Kremlin in recent years won various types of tenders of public procurement in Georgia amounting to up to one billion laris. I would like to let everyone know that this specific fact is the quality of the Russian soft power.

The fact that the government of Georgia supports people of Ukraine is false and cynical. The scheme played out by them is actually built on pleasant interpretations and directly affects the certain part of people who are yet positively inclined towards bloody Russia.  

At the same time, as it is already known, this statement of the prime minister was followed by lifting economic sanctions by Russia on Georgian milk and wine. I would like to let everyone know that this specific fact is the quality of the Russian soft power. It is not excluded that quite soon direct flights to Russia are back which will presumably be made by air company Georgian Airways. This will again be followed by cynical statements from authorities about the fact that direct flights will promote development of Georgian economy and tourism, regulating relations with the Russian federation and strengthening people ties. I would like to let everyone know that this specific fact is the quality of the Russian soft power.

The prime minister committing such an evil thing thinks in vain that by making statements pleasing Kremlin, he will get rid of the problem. However, he is not even aware that the power of word is great and he sacrifices himself for the political torture.  

P.S. You, being an adult, could not yet manage to realize the most critical condition in Ukraine. I am confident that freedom-loving people of Georgia will soon make a deserved verdict and assist in realizing that your verbal assault against the Ukrainian president in hostilities is equal to declaring war. Would it be safe for Georgia?              

The negative statement of the prime minister of Georgia about the war in Ukraine is not a message only for the Georgian population. It is a clear message for our strategic partners as well.

Therefore, in order to exactly diagnose the statements of PM Garibashvili, I have a request to the diplomatic corps to make a better analysis of these hypocritical actions.

Freedom Always Wins - March 11, 2022

 

Georgian Prime Minister's Statement

Published in Society
Monday, 07 March 2022 12:30

Today marks the birthday of Zhiuli Shartava, Georgia's national hero and a most prominent political figure and statesman of our time.

The finest representative of his generation and a true son of his homeland, Shartava, with his exceptional honor, patriotism, and education, fought to the last to ensure unity between Georgians and Abkhazians.

"With even one person like him, Georgia is destined to survive," these words from a letter to His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II belong to an unspecified Abkhazian who witnessed Zhiuli Shartava's heroic feats.

Zhiuli Shartava's steadfastness and self-sacrifice for his homeland are an example to be followed by all of us and our future generations.


Glory to our heroes!

Irakli Garibashvili

Prime Minister of Georgia

Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 11:09

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Mustafa Şentop, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey today.

Dignitaries discussed the strategic partnership existing between the two countries, which is at the highest level today. It was noted that the 30TH Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations is marked this year and a number of events are planned to celebrate the jubilee.

Meeting was also related to economic cooperation. It was noted that Turkey remains to be the Number One Trade Partner of Georgia. It was highlighted that existing regional projects are clear evidence of an effective strategic cooperation between Georgia and Turkey.

The Prime Minister of Georgia and Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey discussed topics of regional cooperation, along with the Peaceful Neighborhood Policy of the Prime Minister of Georgia that will serve as a significant platform of dialogue and will facilitate the normalization of regional relations.

Readiness was expressed at the meeting towards a further augmentation of the strategic partnership and it was also noted that the positive trend of high-level visits is a welcoming development.


The Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey once again confirmed the solid support of Turkey towards the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

Press Service of the Government Administration

Irakli Garibashvili to Participate in MSC Along with World Leaders

Published in Politics
Thursday, 17 February 2022 15:08

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia is scheduled to participate in the Munich Security Conference (MSC) along with the world leaders, which will be held in Germany during February 18-20, 2022.

The Head of Government of Georgia was invited to the milestone event of the year by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of MSC.

High-level bilateral meetings of the Prime Minister of Georgia are planned within the scope of the conference at the political level as well as with businesses and chief executives of largest corporations of the world.

MSC is a leading forum of the world for a discussion of international security policies, which gathers over 450 decision-makers and leaders from around the globe in February of every year to discuss all the crucial matters of the international security policy.

The Georgian delegation led by the Prime Minister of Georgia includes David Zalkaliani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defence of Georgia and Ilia Darchiashvili, Head of Government Administration.

Press Service of the Government Administration

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