Georgian Foreign Minister holds talks with Swedish counterpart
Georgian Foreign Minister held a meeting with his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt at his office on Saturday. After the face-to-face talks, the two ministers discussed specific issues at the enlarged meeting little later. They discussed Georgia`s close relations with EU. At the meeting, a decision was adopted that a Swedish diplomatic representatives will soon start working in Tbilisi.
In the framework of the visit, the European diplomat will also hold meeting with the Georgian prime minister and representative of opposition parties. The current situation in the occupied regions will be highlighted at the meetings.
Carl Bildt said a significant stage of relationships between Georgia and Sweden has started.
"It is such a close relationship that it requires more permanent stronger diplomatic political presence from our side here in Tbilisi. We have been focusing not that much on the bilateral agenda as the European agenda, the European reforms and democratization process that is Georgia`s strategic direction. We are trying to support it in many different ways", Carl Bildt said.
Military servicemen of the Georgian Armed Forces stationed in the capital of Afghanistan Kabul, leave the Camp Phoenix. The camp Phoenix is closing down. Accomplishment of ISAF mission was marked with a solemn ceremony by the service members of the reinforced platoon of the 13th Battalion.
The Prime Minister of Georgia has released a special statement regarding the 22nd anniversary of the beginning of the war in Abkhazia. Irakli Gharibashvili has assessed this date as one of the most tragic days in Georgia`s modern history.
The reason of the cancellation of the Tbilisi-Munich flight remains vague - the plane of the Lufthansa Airlines was due to depart from Tbilisi at 4 a.m. today, however, the flight was cancelled and the plane remains at the Tbilisi airport.
Construction works for the Basic Combat Training (BCT) Center have started in Akhalkalaki. Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania and Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Maj. Gen.Vakhtang Kapanadze put a time capsule in the foundation.
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The International Monetary Fund has approved a 153 million U.S. dollar loan to Georgia - the issue was discussed at the meeting of the Cabinet, at the end of which, the Minister of Finance, Nodar Khaduri defined that the total amount of the loan would be transferred to Georgia during 3 years.
The government of Georgia will allocate five million GEL from the state budget to fund the new program of agriculture insurance - Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia announced after the meeting of the Cabinet today.
August 14 is marked in Georgia as the day when the war in Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia started. On August 14, 1992, at the village of Okhurei, Ochamchire district, the `Abkhaz Guard` created by order of the chair of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia ....