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U.S. National Security Adviser to Visit Georgia

Assistant to the United States President for National Security Affairs John Bolton will be traveling to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, starting his trip on October 20. In a Twitter post earlier today, Bolton said during his trip, he will meet with his counterparts and other senior officials “to advance American …

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President Appoints Four New Ambassadors

Georgia will have new ambassadors to four countries – Austria, Jordan, Latvia and Turkey. David Dondua, who most recently served as the deputy foreign minister, will become the ambassador to Austria and the representative to OSCE and other Vienna-based organizations. Dondua was the country’s chief negotiator in the Geneva International …

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Foreign Ministry Responds to Corruption Allegations

The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied the allegations of corruption voiced in the recent financial audit report of the State Audit Office. According to the State Audit Office, in August 2017, GEL 737,000 was allocated to the Foreign Ministry from the government’s reserve fund for conducting geological assessment …

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Japanese, Georgian Foreign Ministers Meet, Discuss Enhancing Ties

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, who is on his first official visit to Tbilisi on September 4-5, met today with his Georgian counterpart Davit Zalkaliani and discussed deepening of Japanese-Georgian cooperation at bilateral and regional levels. Speaking at a joint briefing, Kono said the Caucasus region is “a gateway connecting …

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Georgian MFA Statement on 10th Anniversary of August War

“10 years since the Russia-Georgia war the Russian Federation has not implemented the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement and continues violating its international obligations, despite constant calls from the international community,” the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement released on August 7 on the occasion of tenth anniversary …

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Tskhinvali Leader Visits Syria, Meets Bashar Al-Assad

Anatoly Bibilov, the Moscow-backed leader of Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, is on a three-day visit to Damascus, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on July 23 and signed an agreement on friendship and cooperation. According to Tskhinvali authorities, at the meeting, Bibilov thanked Assad for recognizing the independence of …

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Georgian MFA Condemns Syrian Agreement with Tskhinvali

The Assad regime’s recognition of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions, as well as its decision to establish diplomatic relations with the two territories, “has no legal power,” the press office of the Georgian Foreign Ministry (MFA) told Civil.ge on July 23. The MFA statement follows the visit of Tskhinvali “foreign minister” …

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Irish Parliament Committee Adopts Resolution on Georgia

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence of the Irish Parliament adopted at its meeting on June 21 a resolution on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of independence, reaffirming Ireland’s “unwavering support” for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. …

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Syria Just Backed Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Georgian Regions

Op-ed by Mikheil Janelidze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia. This article originally appeared in the New Atlanticist, online publication by the Atlantic Council. Last week, Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria illegally recognized Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (so-called South Ossetia), two historic regions of Georgia, as independent states. This was done undoubtedly at the behest …

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Deputy Foreign Minister Reports to Parliament on Syrian Recognition

Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Dondua, who oversees the country’s non-recognition policy, reported yesterday to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Syria’s recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. “Syria is not only our problem, it is a problem of the entire civilized world,” Dondua stressed after the committee …

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FM Janelidze Meets Kazakh Leaders, Discusses Deepening Ties

Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze is visiting Kazakhstan on May 16-17.  He met Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and other officials, and discussed bilateral cooperation. While meeting PM Sagintayev, the sides hailed “successful cooperation” between Georgia and Kazakhstan in trade, economy, tourism, transport, and other spheres as …

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