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PM Bakhtadze Presents ‘Clean Transport’ Plans

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has unveiled the government’s plan for cleaner transportation, which aims at upgrading the country’s public transport system and gradual reduction of use of oil-powered motor vehicles. The transport reform plan was introduced to government officials, lawmakers, experts, and representatives of local and international organizations at an outdoor presentation …

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Frankfurt Book Fair has Georgia as the Guest of Honor

Georgia is the Guest of Honor of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, giving the country an opportunity to showcase its literature and culture to the wide international audience on October 10-14. More than the 70 Georgian authors have arrived to Frankfurt to talk about their books personally, while hundreds of cultural …

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Georgia, Ukraine to Allow Travel by ID Cards

Citizens of Ukraine and Georgia will be able to cross the border with only their personal ID cards. The respective agreement was signed by Georgian and Ukrainian Prime Ministers, Mamuka Bakhtadze and Volodymyr Groysman, on October 5, on the sidelines of the GUAM summit. According to Georgian PM’s press office, …

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GUAM Leaders Meet in Moldova, Reaffirm Cooperation

Heads of the governments of the GUAM member states – Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova – met in Chisinau on October 5, discussing ways to enhance the cooperation format. As part of the summit, Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze, Moldovan PM Pavel Filip, Ukrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman, and Deputy Azerbaijani PM Ali Akhmedov, signed a joint …

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Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet, Discuss Cooperation

Georgian Prime Minister’s special representative for Russia Zurab Abashidze and Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met in Prague on October 1, as part of the informal direct bilateral dialogue launched between the two countries in late 2012. Both sides reported after the meeting that the diplomats spoke on the increasing …

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France Helps Georgia Improve Air Surveillance Capabilities

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on October 1 that the country’s airspace would now be “more protected and effectively controlled”. He presented the arrival of the French-made ground-based surveillance radars and short range anti-aircraft missile systems to Georgia. PM Bakhtadze said the air forces are among the main elements of …

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Sokhumi, Tskhinvali Authorities Denounce PM Bakhtadze’s UNGA Speech

The “foreign ministries” of the Russian-backed authorities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia denounced Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze’s UNGA speech on September 27, in which he offered “a common future” to “the Abkhaz and [South] Ossetian compatriots.” In a statement on September 28, Sokhumi authorities urged Tbilisi to “stop indulging in illusions that …

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PM Mamuka Bakhtadze’s UNGA Speech

On September 27, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze addressed the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Mamuka Bakhtadze delivered his speech in Georgian. Below is the official English transcript released by the Georgian PM’s press office. “Madame President, Mr. Secretary-General, Esteemed Delegates, Ladies …

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Georgia in the UNGA General Debate

Presidents of Estonia, Slovakia and Ukraine referred to Georgia in their statements at the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly on September 26. Below are the excerpts from their statements.

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Fraser Institute Rates Georgia Among Top Ten Freest Economies

Georgia ranks seventh among the world’s 162 countries and territories in the annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released on September 25 by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think tank based in Vancouver, Canada. The report measures the degree of economic freedom of nations for 2016 – the latest year …

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Georgian PM Meets World Leaders in New York

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze held several high level meetings in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which gathered hundreds of state leaders, officials and civil society representatives on September 18-27. At the meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres on September 24, …

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Georgian PM, U.S. Secretary of State Meet in Washington DC

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, who is on an official visit to the United States on September 16-27, met with the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in Washington DC on September 20, discussing the U.S.-Georgia relations. According to the Georgian government’s press office, the sides spoke on deepening defense and security cooperation, …

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PM Bakhtadze Presents Education Reform Plan

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has unveiled a five-year plan for education reform, which aims at improving the quality of education at all levels, including through modernizing the education system and retraining teachers. The reform plan was introduced to government officials, lawmakers, experts, and representatives of local and international organizations at an …

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PM Bakhtadze Speaks on Gaps in Georgia-Azerbaijani Trade Relations

At a news briefing on September 6, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said Georgia and Azerbaijan have “certain gaps” in their free trade agreement. “We should widen the frames of our free trade regime with Azerbaijan, and add to it the service sector,” Bakhtadze said, reiterating his earlier claims that the …

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Georgian, Azerbaijani Leaders Discuss Bilateral, Regional Cooperation

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, who is on a one-day official visit to Baku on August 30, met Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and discussed bilateral and regional cooperation. PM Bakhtadze reiterated that the two countries are linked by strategic partnership. “The regional projects that we have implemented together have a really …

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Chancellor Merkel Visits Tbilisi, Meets Georgian Leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting Tbilisi on August 23-24, met today with Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, discussing the two countries’ economic ties, as well as their political cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats. At a joint press conference with PM Bakhtadze, Merkel recalled her previous visit to Tbilisi held …

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PM Bakhtadze: Discussions Underway over Presidential Candidate

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on August 21 that discussions over the presidential candidate are still underway in the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party. Bakhtadze said that there are some in the ruling party, who consider the GDDG should have its own presidential candidate, while others believe that it might be better for the country’s democratic development if …

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