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.
Non-parliamentary opposition parties are holding consultations to nominate a joint candidate for the president - one of the leaders of the Christian Democratic Movement of Georgia Levan Vephkhvadze has confirmed.
Patriarch of Georgia has addressed the Tbilisi mayor`s office to annul the sanction issued for the rally of the LGBT persons on May 17. The demonstration is organized by Identity NGO and it aims at protecting the rights of the LGBT persons in Georgia.
Negotiations conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia withthe representatives of the Tskhinvali puppet regime ended in a release of two peaceful residents of from the nearby villages today.
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Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili attended a conference organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. The conference was dedicated to regional economic integration in South Caucasus and Central Asia.
Special commission has been working in the disaster affected villages of the Kakheti Region until late last night to calculate the consequences of the hail and windstorm that stuck the area two days ago. According to the calculation, over 2,000 hectares of vineyards have been damaged, also - agricultural lands, infrastructure and roads.
Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania visited IV Infantry Brigade in Vaziani today. The three soldiers, who were killed in a terror exlposion in Afghanistan on Monday, served in 42nd Battalion of this Brigade. The military held a moment of silence in respect of the memory of Georgian heroes.
National flag of Georgia was lowered at Georgia`s office of the Council of Europe on the day, when the nation mourns the death of three Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze attended the ceremony.