The extraordinary plenary session was convened under the Ordinance of the President and in line with the paragraph 2, Article 61 of the Constitution. The Chairman expressed his concern and condolences due to the conflict in Syria and to the victims of the terrorist acts in various countries. “Unfortunately, the terrorist acts in the armed conflict in Syria claimed innocent lives and I would like to express my condolences”.
After endorsement of the agenda, the floor was given to MPs for statements.
MPs expressed their concern about the recent developments in the world. According to the Chair of EU Integration Committee, Tamar Khulordava, the events in Syria are the tragedy of a mankind. “The developments in Syria are the tragedy for the mankind. We witnessed two terrific terrorist acts in Ankara and Berlin. I would like to express my condolences to the families of deceased and hope that the people wounded are now safe”.
According to the Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, the recent developments once more indicated that terrorism is one of the most acute problems for international society. “Another barbarian terrorist act took place in Germany. We express our support to the European people in global combating terrorism. I express my condolences to Turkey and render our support to the Turkish Government in fighting against the international terrorism. We also express condolences due to assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey. This terrorist act once more demonstrated that the countries today, regardless of their political views, shall stand united against terrorism. We are appalled due to the developments in Aleppo, Syria. Our Government has many times expressed own position due to Syria events. We hold active negotiations on humanitarian aid to Syria”, - Sofio Katsarava stated.
The meeting of the Chair of EU Integration Committee with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of LithuaniaTuesday, 29 November 2016 16:19
The Chair of the EU Integration Committee, Tamar Khulordava held the introductory meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania, H.E. Giedrius Puodžiūnas.
The parties discussed bilateral relations and inter-Parliamentary cooperation. “Georgia and Lithuania enjoy the inter-Parliamentary relations, though similar to Georgia, Lithuania has recently elected the new Parliament. The new Parliament shall further continue active cooperation. We have particular interest in Lithuania as it is the country being through the processes we are now. It can share important and interesting experience. We touched upon the hereof issues at the meeting with the Ambassador”, - T. Khulordava stated.
She hoped for the visit of Lithuania-Georgia Friendship Group to Georgia next year to establish intact foundation for further active cooperation.
The Chair of the Committee elected Irina Pruidze as the First Deputy and Beka Natsvlishvili from majority and Giorgi Kandelaki from minority as the Deputies. The Committee also developed the Regulation.
The first sitting was chaired by the Chair, Tamar Khulordava. “It is the greatest responsibility for me to chair the Committee and to work with you. I hope our cooperation will be productive. I would like us to be active because EU integration is the directions which is most important not only deriving from the foreign policy but in terms of domestic political processes and reforms. We have much to do to contribute our mite in and facilitate to effective implementation of EUAA in Georgia. In terms of implementation of legislative initiatives or Parliamentary oversight, we shall be extremely active. One more important direction is relations with EU structures and we are aspired to maximal approximation therewith. I hope for your support during all these processes”. The Committee is composed of: Irina Pruidze, Beka Natsvlishvili, Sofio Katsarava, Giorgi Mosidze, Irakli Abuseridze, Tsotne Zurabiani, Guram Macharashvili, Merab Kvaria, Gia Gachechiladze, Giorgi Kandelaki, Tinatin Bokuchava, Salome Samadashvili, Giorgi Lomia.