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President Margvelashvili to Attend NATO Brussels Summit

President Giorgi Margvelashvili will lead the Georgian delegation at the NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, Tengiz Pkhaladze, the President’s Foreign Affairs Secretary announced today. Pkhaladze underscored that one of Georgia’s main objectives in the period leading to the Summit was “to draw the attention of the Alliance towards …

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Georgian, Estonian Leaders Discuss Bilateral Ties, NATO Integration

Georgian President Giorgi Margevlashvili, who is on a three-day visit to Estonia on June 21-23, met today with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, discussing Georgia’s expectations from the upcoming Brussels Summit on July 11-12. According to Margvelashvili’s press office, the two presidents focused on regional security …

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OSCE Ambassadors Visit Tbilisi, Discuss Situation in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia

A group of ambassadors from OSCE-member states based in Vienna are paying a visit to Georgia on June 19-21, ten years after such visit was last conducted in the country. The 25-member delegation has already met President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Deputy Foreign Minister Vakhtang Makharoblishvili and First Deputy Parliament Speaker Tamar …

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President Margvelashvili Comments on PM’s Resignation

President Giorgi Margvelashvili commented on Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili’s resignation at the international conference – Georgia’s European Way – in Batumi on June 14, calling on the ruling Georgian Dream party to nominate the party founder and leader, Bidzina Ivanishvili, to the post of the Prime Minister. President Margvelashvili stressed …

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President Margvelashvili Meets Father of Teen Murder Victim

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili went to the old Parliament building in Tbilisi this morning to meet with the father of one of the teen murder victims – Zaza Saralidze, who has been protesting the authorities’ handling of the bloody incident last December. President Margvelashvili spoke with Saralidze for almost an hour, saying …

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Georgian Leaders Want NATO Summit to Recognize Country’s Progress

The country’s progress on its NATO integration path has to be “adequately” recognized at the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, the Georgian leaders stressed yesterday, shortly after the National Security Council session. In his remarks after the meeting, President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Georgia “was indeed a frontrunner” …

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Speaker, President Spar over Presidential Pardons

The political row over President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s pardoning practices continues, nearly a month after mounting criticism forced the President to suspend pardoning of prisoners convicted for violent crimes. The recent episode follows Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze’s statement on May 2, when he accused the President of “abusing” his power to …

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UN Ambassadors Visit Occupation Line, Meet Georgian Officials

Eight United Nations (UN) Permanent Representatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia, who are paying a visit to Georgia on May 5-12, met with Georgian leaders, and traveled to the occupation line near village Khurvaleti adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The group includes permanent representatives of Congo, Saint Vincent and …

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President Walks Out on Parliamentary debates

President Giorgi Margvelashvili walked out on political debates following his annual state of the nation address today, citing lack of ability to respond to questions raised by the lawmakers. President Margvelashvili, who attended the legislators’ podium speeches for nearly 1.5 hours, requested possibility to follow up on their remarks. “I …

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President Delivers Annual Parliamentary Address

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili delivered his fifth and final annual state of the nation address in the Parliament chamber in Kutaisi on May 2. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and some government members were present in the legislature along with the Chairperson of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Constitutional Court, …

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