The President of Georgia will sign the amnesty law today which was adopted by the parliament on 24 June, 2016.
As the press speaker of President of Georgia Eka Mishveladze said at press conference today, according to law more than 70 years old man (accused and convicted) and more than 65 years old woman (accused and convicted) will be free.
Accoriding to Eka Mishveladze, concrete statistics of number of amnestied people is not known for her.
The President of Georgia reaffirmed that Georgia will not try to solve its problems by the military way. This statement was made by Giorgi Margvelashvili at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 25th annual session. He called on all sides to get involved in the settlement process of the situation.
“I am proud that such important session, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 25th annual session holds in our country. In the country which made historical choice 25 years ago and said that wants to be modern, democratic, human rights-based European country. The way of protection of human rights, cooperation and negotiation are the values which united the mankind 4 decades ago. Helsinki process was resulted by it. Georgia is active participant of OSCE process and we believe that any problem should be solved by the way of negotiations,”-Giorgi Margvelashvili said.
Strasbourg, 29.06.2016 – Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make an official visit to Georgia on 30 June-1 July 2016, during which he is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Georgian delegation to PACE.
Mr Agramunt will also participate in the 25th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, to be held in Tbilisi on the theme “25 years of parliamentary cooperation: building trust through dialogue”. In this context, he will address the Assembly at its Opening plenary session and will meet the OSCE PA President.
PACE President Pedro Agramunt and the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, David Usupashvili, will make a joint statement to the press on Friday 1 July at 6.15 pm, at the Exhibition Centre “Expo Georgia”, Akaki Tsereteli Ave. 118, Tbilisi (Hall 3, Speaker’s VIP Office).
Margvelashvili: We will return from the NATO Warsaw Summit so that we will be able to deepen and reinforce our country’s defensibilityWednesday, 29 June 2016 16:15
The President of Georgia has addressed the gathered guests invited to the solemn ceremony and stated that Defence Institution Building School is another important institution and step forward in terms of professional staff training, as well as for creation more stable, firm and secure region. “Our country is facing the most difficult challenges, while at the same time, we offer great opportunities.
Even more country both, in Europe and Asia, sees the importance of our region; sees that resilient development is significantly important, profitable and beneficial for our region as well as for globally stable European and Asian geopolitical development processes.
We have repeatedly reiterated that we see stability through integration into the NATO. We have taken several firm steps in this regard. Today, when we are talking about for creation this important new institution, this is that success, which we brought from Wales in 2014.
However, success was achieved through the heroic work and the heroic efforts of several Georgian military servicemen, to whom we always respect. As stated the President of Georgia, the package that we brought from Wales comprised the significant content and throughout the two years the Georgian government gained to implement this content and this plan. “We are announcing today as well, that the Georgian state will continue its path in terms of reinforcing the defensibility of the country and the region at large, and this step is not directed against any country, but on the contrary, if we look objectively, all of our neighbors and partners should be interested in strengthening the stable and powerful country, as well as resilience and powerful Georgia.
We will return from the NATO Warsaw Summit in 2016 so that we will be able to deepen and reinforce our country’s defensibility”, - was stated by Giorgi Margvelashvili. The Defence Institution Building School was based by Defense Ministry's Professional Development Center.
The school stipulates the professional development programs as for civilian and high-rank military servicemen of defense and security sector, as well as for representatives of civil society. The Secretary of the National Security Council Mrs. Irine Imerlishvili, the Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of Georgia Mrs. Anna Dolidze, as well as Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Mr. Tacan Ildem, the German Ambassador to Georgia Mrs. Bettina Cadenbach and the representatives of legislative and executive branches.
The President of Georgia Awarded the Honorable Consul of Georgia to Paraguay with the Golden Fleece OrderWednesday, 22 June 2016 15:04
By the order of the President of Georgia was awarded the Honorable Consul of Georgia Mr. Conrado Pappalardo Zaldívar to the Republic of Paraguay, for Georgia’s outstanding support and the strong support for the Georgia’s national interests on international level, with the Golden Fleece Order.
The President of Georgia has hosted Mr. Conrado Pappalardo Zaldívar at the Presidential Palace, today and personally presented the honorary reward.
The President of Georgia H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili has participated in the annual conference of the European Journalism Training Association, which focused on “Media Literacy - New Realities”. The Head of State has addressed the audience and spoken about the role of Media in the development of democratic society. As stated by the President of Georgia the prerequisite of the democratic country is the independent media.
“We are in a very important part and the process of our state development, of the democratic development, and lots of this depends upon media, upon the independent media. Media has actually played an important part in really crafting and developing the society. Georgians are very interested in Media; they are very interested in politics. Actually, they hate us - politicians, but they love media; they love media reporters; they love the questions that they give.
They are very much into politics and they are very much into discussions about how our society develops, and actually, that’s what has guaranteed democratic development of our country”, - was stated by the President of Georgia. Giorgi Margvelashvili has emphasized that having communication with media, also means that you have contact with society.
“Media sources really bring you what society thinks. They have this possibility to talk with you and give you the information what society thinks. As a politician, you can always use communication resources to communicate with society, but you never know what they really think, unless you have a person who in a mystical way brings this issue to you. Therefore, from a perspective of audience, from a perspective of respondent, I really look at journalist as a person who is giving me information about the most crucial issues that society thinks.
I was always impressed, actually, by the level of Georgian media; by the level of how our media works, how well-educated our journalists are, how they are prepared for the interview. It is always impressive to interact with Georgian media and actually, this is what makes democratic process work”, - was stated by the President of Georgia. EJTA Tbilisi 2016 is the annual conference of the European Journalism Training Association that was hosted by the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs for the first time in Georgia. The conference involves the Georgian, European and American journalists, as well as media researchers and media representatives.
As a part of the conference, Friedman Prize Award Ceremony will be held. The Pulitzer Prize winner Mr. Joshua Friedman will present an award prize to winners.
The relevant documentation will be send to the Prime Minister for countersignature tomorrow. Mentioned statement has been made by the President of Georgia following the meeting with the Prime Minister.
“Today, I has a fruitful meeting with the Prime Minister, with the representatives of executive and legislative authorities, we have overviewed the current development in our region and coordinative work, inside and outside of the country, for the better future of Georgia and the region, at large”, - was admitted by the President of Georgia at today’s meeting.
As stated H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili, Governmental changes, or staff issues have not been discussed on today’s meeting.
Within his working visit in Washington, President of Georgia has delivered speech at Wilson International Center.
President of Wilson Center Jane Harman has introduced Giorgi Margvelashvili to the audience as an educator and politician.
During his speech President of Georgia has paid his attention to the political and economic process in Georgia, geopolitical, foreign policy and global challenges.
Girogi Margvelashvili has underlined geopolitical importance of Georgia and its potential as transit country between Caspian Sea and Black Sea region.
President of Georgia thanked to the Government of USA for their firm support to Georgia in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
The meeting was held in a form of discussion and the President of Georgia has answered to the questions of the audience.
The event was attended by representatives of academic, political and scientific circles, experts and students.
The president of Georgia with delegation had a meeting with the President of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde at the IMF head office.
Giorgi Margvelashvili and Christine Lagarde discussed the current economic challenges in Georgia.
“The meeting of the president of Georgia and the president of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde was very significant. The key issues of the further development of the country, assurance of macroeconomic stability were discussed at the meeting.
Possibility of further cooperation of the International Monetary Fund and Georgia in relation with the strengthening the sustainability of the country towards external shocks were discussed.
Obviously, the themes of the National Bank of Georgia, stripping of the financial monitoring function from the National Bank were also touched. The necessity of the coordinated cooperation of the National Bank of Georgia and the government was underlined, but it is also necessary to preserve and protect the independence of the National Bank.
The talk was about the issue of changing the head of the National Bank. The representatives of the Fund supported the process of selection of candidates for the position of the National Bank Board members, which was initiated by the President of Georgia. The selection process is open and transparent, by involving and active participation of NGOs and field specialists”, - Giorgi Abashishvili stated.
The President of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the president of the Fund for supporting of the vital projects of the country.