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.
Parliament of Georgia has adopted a new resolution a day before the opening of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. The parliament discussed two draft resolutions yesterday; one was initiated by the opposition and the other by the majority.
MP Zakaria Kutsnashvili has resigned from the position of the chairperson of the parliament`s inter-faction group working on electoral issues. MP made no comments on the motives of his decision; however, parliament vice-speaker Manana Kobakhidze says it was his personal decision.
Member of the parliament Gia Gachechiladze has announced his decision about defection from the parliamentary majority. Gachechiladze says his decision was motivated only with political reasons, but he abstained from talking about these reasons.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Panjikidze has spoken about the significance of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit, which will open in Vilnius tomorrow and where Georgia expects to initialize EU association and free trade area agreements.
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Part of Georgia`s official delegation is in Vilnius, while the rest will arrive in the capital of Lithuania later today - the delegation will participate in the EU Eastern Partnership Summit, where Georgia expects to initialize the EU associate and free trade area agreement.
A day before the EU Eastern Partnership Summit starts in the capital of Lithuania, President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso emphasized the key points of the Vilnius Summit in a special statement.