North Atlantic Council's visit in Georgia is political support of Georgian Euro Atlantic way –Mikheil JanelidzeWednesday, 07 September 2016 14:47
North Atlantic Council's visit in Georgia is political support of Georgian Euro Atlantic way – this statement was made by the Foreign Minister of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze. According to him, this is a confirmation of the result Georgian Government achieved this period.
“The Secretary General and North Atlantic Council visits our country in the most important time. After Warsaw Summit which is political support of our Euro Atlantic way. This visit highlights all the results our government has achieved : reforms in defense system and implemented project,”-Mikheil Janelidze said.
The working visit in German of the Interior Minister of Georgia Giorgi Mgebrishvili is over. As you know, Giorgi Mgebrishvili met with the Interior Minister of Federal land of Hesse Peter Beuth in Wiesbaden.
The sides discussed the police cooperation development plans of Georgia and German. According to Peter Beuth, he is glad about the decision of Georgian side to strength cooperation with federal lands of German.
“I was presented the implemented programs and planned of Georgia and it confirms that Georgia has been developing in democratic way. We are glad to have ability to have a cooperation with official Tbilisi.”-Peter Beuth said.
The Interior Minister of Georgia Giorgi Mgebrishvili with the Interior Ministry Delegation also met his counterparts from three federal lands – Saxony, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg. The sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation issues.
On September 7-8 the North Atlantic Council (the NAC) will visit Georgia. This is an indication of unparalleled support for Georgia on the part of the North Atlantic Alliance and recognition of achievements attained by the country, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili indicated prior the Cabinet session.
According to him, this is the fourth visit of the NAC to Georgia and it signifies yet another confirmation of interest of Alliance member-states to Georgia.
"During the visit, implementation of the Warsaw Summit results may be discussed. We believe that the country's progress in terms of democratic and economic development will also be addressed. This will be a very important visit. The NAC is the supreme decision-making body within the alliance, hence this visit carries particular importance", - Prime Minister indicated
Official visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia to the Republic of Turkey has begun. The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Ahmet Arslan met the Georgian delegation at the Ankara International Airport.
According to Ahmet Arslan, in view of the regional stability Turkish Government greatly values visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Prime Minister of Georgia wished peace and stability to the Turkish nation and people and once again expressed his condolences for the victims of military coup attempt in Turkey.
Within the frames of one day visit, Giorgi Kvirikashvili will conduct meetings with the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yıldırım. Meeting with the Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Turkey Ismail Kahraman is also planned.
The first session of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council between Turkey and Georgia will be held. After the session cooperation agreements between the governments of Turkey and Georgia will be signed.
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım will make joint statements for the press.
The first Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs David Sergeenko, Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia, Ministry of Corrections and Probation Kakha Kakhishvili, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Gigla Agulashvili, MP and head of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Tedo Japharidze are the members of Georgian delegation.
Prime Minister of Georgia summarized the specific results of the US Secretary of State John Kerry. He considered the visit as successful and indicated that John Kerry already obtained tangible deliverables that will bring US-Georgian strategic partnership to a new level.
"The visit of the US Secretary of State John Kerry to Georgia is yet another clear demonstration of the active support to Georgia, Mister Kerry's visit ahead of the NATO Summit in Warsaw exemplifies support for Georgia on its path to NATO integration.
Tangible results of the visit are the memoranda that have been signed - Georgia-US Memorandum on Deeper Defense and Security Cooperation. This memorandum provides a new framework for deeper partnership and covers fields of cooperation that are critically important for strengthening Georgia's security and enhancing its defense capabilities.
Equally important is the signing of another document designed to boost Georgia-US cooperation in the field of education by enhancing the Fulbright Student Program. Consequently, it doubles the number of Georgian students that will receive be able to obtain education n the US.
We have also discussed an important project Growth that will be funded by USAID. It seeks to promote economic growth in Georgia's regions along the occupation line. It is expected that the project will create up to 2,000 new workplaces thus affecting 11 000 families.
I consider that there are quite important achievements that were brought about by the visit and I would like to congratulate you on them!" - Giorgi Kvirikashvili indicated.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry is at the Administration of the Government of Georgia. Face-to-face meeting of the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the US Secretary of State John Kerry will begin in a few minutes. After the meeting a plenary session within the framework of the US-Georgia Strategic Partnership Charter will be held and the Memoranda of Cooperation will be signed. Giorgi Kvirikashvili and John Kerry plan to make joint statements for press.
Pope Francis will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan. According to the western media, this statement was made by the Pope today at St. Peter’s Square.
He will visit to the countries from September 30 to October 2.
"In three months I will travel to Georgia and Azerbaijan. I decided to visit the countries of the Caucasus region in order to emphasize their ancient Christian roots and raise hope and peace ", - said the Pope.
The Foreign Minister of German will visit Georgia in July. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Georgia, Frank Walter Steinmeier will visit Georgia in the agenda of OSCE Active Chairman.
“German is active chair of OSCE. German Foreign Minister who also is Chairman will visit Georgia in the nearest future and this visit will be too important. OSCE is involved in the conflict escalation in Georgia, OSCE is Chair in Geneva talks and so, the word of German is important”-Davit Zalkaniani said.
“We are pleased that we visited Georgia especially when you are not complaining”-this statement was made by the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska at Business Forum in Batumi. According to him, there is no corruption in Georgia and this issue is too important signal for investors.
“We thought we had the majestic mountains in Slovakia, but in the morning when I have been flying by helicopter to Batumi, we found that we did not have any mountains compared to you. I talked to one of the Ukrainian woman who lives here probably 7 years now and I asked her to compare Georgia and Ukraine. She told me that there is no corruption. This is a very important signal to investors, who would think to do business in Georgia,”-Andrej Kiska said.
Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) and Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 3-5 May 2016.
In Tbilisi, the co-rapporteurs are due to meet the President, the Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister and a number of ministers, as well as the heads of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, the Public Defender and the head of the Central Election Commission.
Talks are also scheduled with the Georgian delegation to PACE, representatives of different political parties and factions in the parliament, diplomats and NGOs.