One of the 30 people, who have been arrested in a police operation in Bulgaria yesterday, is Georgian national. There are also 12 Italian citizens, one Slovenian and one Romanian among the 30 detainees. All others are Bulgarians. The police operation was carried out in cooperation with the Italian police and Europol. The cocaine was sold in three districts in Italy. The investigations revealed many organizations which smuggle cocaine onto the Italian market. Police found a very big segment, which is responsible for smuggling 40 tons of cocaine into Italy annually. The identity of the Georgian national has not been reported yet. Georgian embassy tries to get more information about the crime.
The President of Georgia attended the opening part of the World Economic Forum held in Istanbul, Turkey. Giorgi Margvelashvili was particularly thanked for his participation by the President of the Forum, who also emphasized the significance of the participation of world leaders in the event.
The President of Georgia is in Turkey to participate in the World Economic Forum - Giorgi Margvelashvili will deliver a speech at the event. Within the forum, President Margvelashvili will hold a meeting with his Kirgiz counterpart to discuss the bilateral...
It is still raining in Guria - the torrential rain has caused flood in some parts of the Ozurgeti municipality, where even the traffic was blocked up for a few hours, as the roads were completely flooded. The patrol police are still controlling the traffic.
The issue of the transfer of the body of Georgian citizen from the Pankisi Gorge, who was killed in fighting in Syria a few days ago, has not been decided so far. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs defines that as far as Georgia does not have diplomatic mission in Syria, they have to clarify the details of the transfer of the body of Beso Kushtanashvili via the embassy of Georgia Egypt.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Panjikidze met with her Italian counterpart, Foreign Minister of Italy Federica Mogherini. The two diplomats discussed the format of cooperation between Georgian and Italy, after Mrs. Mogherini assumed the office of the EU Foreign Policy Chief last month.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili says Georgia is worthily represented at the UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister talked with the journalists about the meetings held in New York and about the speech he is going to deliver at the UN General Assembly later today.