The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has attended the farewell ceremony of the Georgian soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade of Vaziani to Afghanistan. The 32nd battalion of the 3rd infantry brigade, the 51th battalion of the 5th infantry brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces and the platoons of the National Guard and Military Police will depart to Afghanistan. The Georgian militaries will perform the international peacekeeping missions during the seven months period.
The President addressed the Georgian soldiers and wished them a peacefully return to Georgia.
“This is an exciting ceremony, as another unit of the Georgian Armed Forces is leaving to Afghanistan to participate in international peacekeeping missions.There are people among you, your fellow soldiers, who have already faced the hardships of being in Afghanistan. You will be companion-in-arms there, and will defend the global peace and security together. You will continue traditions of the thousands of Georgian soldiers, who served their own country and the global security.
Today, as we attend this farewell ceremony, our hearts are full of pride to see so many distinguished heroes of our small country. Every day we will think of you. We will pray for you and your safe return to Georgia.
After accomplishing your mission you will become stronger and more experienced and further contribute to the stability of our country.
We have managed to maintain our homeland through the constant struggle and we know the value of peace. Furthermore, we know that the peace requires continuous efforts and you have become the important contributor to these efforts today.
I would like to bless your road. You should know that I and every citizen of Georgia will remember your merit and hope for your safe return to Georgia. God bless you and our country!” – stated the President.
The US Ambassador to Georgia, Mr. Ian Kelly, the Defence Minister, Mr. Levan Izoria, the Secretary of the National Security Council, Mrs. Irine Imerlishvili, the Head of the Presidential Administration, Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Advisor of the President of Georgia in Veterans Issues, Mr. Alexandre Barbakadze, and the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council, Mrs. Teona Akubardia have also participated at the farewell ceremony.
President of Georgia Congratulates to Armenian Counterpart on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Armenia’s IndependenceWednesday, 21 September 2016 14:50
It is my pleasure to extend my most sincere congratulations to you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Armenia’s independence. On this notable day, I would like to express my deepest respect, on behalf of the Georgian nation, toward the Armenian people.
Taking this opportunity, allow me to emphasize that the friendship between Georgia and Armenia is based on deep historical and cultural traditions. I strongly believe that with our joint efforts we will manage to overcome the current challenges that our countries face and will further strengthen our cooperation for the mutual benefit.
Your Excellency, let me reaffirm my deepest respect to the friendly Armenian people. I wish you peace and prosperity”, - stated the President in the official letter.
The President of Georgia calls unacceptable people in occupied regions to be registered as the votersTuesday, 20 September 2016 15:15
The President of Georgia calls unacceptable more than 114 000 people living in occupied regions to be registered as the voters. This statement was made by the Press Speaker of the President of Georgia, Eka Mishveladze.
The Presidential Administration made statement on Russian Duma elections and the fact that the polling stations have been opened in occupied territories of Georgia.
“Some of the population had already take part in elections. This is a step to annexation of occupied territories. According to President, it is unacceptable more than 114 000 people living in occupied regions to be registered as the voters,”-Eka Mishveladze said.
The President of Georgia calls to the political parties to sign the so-called Peace Memorandum before the parliamentary elections. This statement was made by the Press Speaker of the President Eka Mishveladze.
According to her, Giorgi Margvelashvili welcomes the initiative by Prime Minister Kvirikashvili on the so-called Peace Memorandum and calls to the political parties to sign it.
“The memorandum doesn’t guarantee elections to be held in peace environment but the guarantee is rule of law and its protection. As President says, additional political will is important for protection of the law,”-Eka Mishveladze said.
The President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has sent the congratulation letter to the freshmen students, on the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year and urged them to participate in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
“Soon you will face another important occasion in your lives – the parliamentary elections. Your civic engagement and your voice have the equal importance as your knowledge. You have successfully passed the academic exams and I believe that you will take your civic action with the same responsibility”, - was stated in the letter of congratulation of the President.
The Presidential letter with the similar content has also been sent to the first-graders of the University of Gori, whom the President has personally met today.
The Presentation of the Credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria was Held at the Presidential PalaceTuesday, 13 September 2016 12:00
The newly appointed Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Georgia, Mrs. Dessislava Ivanova-Kozleva has presented the copies of her credentials to the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili. Following the presentation, the President of Georgia has held the meeting with the Bulgarian diplomat.
The sides have discussed the perspectives of further deepening the relationships between Georgia and Bulgaria and highlighted the issue of economic cooperation, as well as the security of the Black Sea basin countries.
The Ambassador Mrs. Dessislava Ivanova-Kozleva emphasized that she, as the Ambassador of Bulgaria, will put all her efforts to further intensify relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria has reaffirmed her support for Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, as well as non-recognition policy, also for European and Euro-Atlantic integration process.
H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has wished success to the Bulgarian diplomat in her future endeavors.
The Ambassador of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland presented the copies of his Credentials to the President of GeorgiaTuesday, 13 September 2016 11:30
The newly-appointed Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia, Mr. Justin McKenzie Smith has presented the copies of his credentials to the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili. Following the presentation, the Head of State has held the meeting with Mr. Justin McKenzie Smith.
The sides have discussed the existing friendly relations and the prospect of further cooperation. The newly-appointed Ambassador has reaffirmed his support for Georgia’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, as well as non-recognition policy and for North Atlantic integration process.
The President of Georgia has wished success to the Ambassador of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in his future endeavors.
The Newly-Appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany presented the copies of her Credentials to the President of GeorgiaTuesday, 13 September 2016 11:14
The newly-appointed Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Mrs. Heike Peitsch has presented the copies of her credentials to the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Following the presentation, the Head of State has held the introductory meeting with Mrs. Heike Peitsch.
The sides have discussed the existing relationships and the prospects of deepening cooperation between Georgia and Germany. The discussion was also focused on the issue of partnership between the two nations.
The newly-appointed Ambassador has reaffirmed her support for Georgia’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, as well as non-recognition policy and European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
The President of Georgia has wished success to Mrs. Heike Peitsch in her future endeavors.
Pope Francis will visit Georgia on September 30, 2016. On the same day, the Holy Father will meet with the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and, afterwards with his Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicon-Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia II.
During his visit in Georgia, the Holy Father will visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Mass at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi.
Pope Francis, will leave Tbilisi and head to Azerbaijan in the morning of October 2.
The President of Georgia sends letter to his U.S. counterpart, H.E. Mr. Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America on commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 attack:
Fifteen years have passed since the deadliest terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 that took lives of thousands of people and appalled the entire international community.
9/11 was grave crime committed against humanity intended to frighten not only Americans but also the entire civilized world. It was attack on our common values, principles and peace. In the most difficult moments, bravery and solidity of American nation was incredible and astonishing. Their heroism, patriotism and courage demonstrated the strength of the American State and brought the spirit of unity in the entire world.
On today`s commemoration of the 15th anniversary, Georgia honors victims and pays tribute to their memory. We, Georgians stand with the friendly American people in solidarity. In Afghanistan, Georgian soldiers have served shoulder to shoulder with the US forces to maintain peace and stability worldwide. I firmly believe that altogether, we will gain our victory on the greatest threat of the contemporaneity to create better future for generations to come”, - is stated in the official letter of the President of Georgia.