IRI, NDI to send observers to Georgia for parliamentary elections
United States government has allocated two million US dollars to sponsor the presence of international observers at the parliamentary elections in Georgia this fall. The representatives of the International Republican Institute [IRI] and National-Democratic Institute [NDI] will arrive in Georgia on July 18th, 2012 - ambassador of the United States to Georgia John Bass announced today. The observers will monitor not only the process of vote, but the pre-election campaigns as well. International observers will be sent to all regions of Georgia. Ambassador also voiced a new initiative of the U.S. government, which is going to facilitate involvement of women candidates in election process.
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.