Philip Gordon holds meetings with Georgian authorities
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Panjikidze hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dr. Phillip Gordon at the ministry today. The sides discussed political situation in the country, priorities of internal and foreign policy and enhancement of cooperation with the United States. Earlier today, Philip Gordon held meeting with Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania. The sides talked on the issues related to the US-Georgian bilateral cooperation, prospects of Georgia’s NATO integration and Georgia’s contribution in ISAF international mission. As Irakli Alasania stated, Georgia is a reliable partner of the United States and will stay committed to contributing to global peace and security. Georgian Defense Minister highlighted that Georgian peacekeepers will continue fulfilling its obligations in ISAF until the end of 2014 and render assistance to Afghan National Security Forces in post-ISAF period. Defense Minister underscored that Georgia’s aspiration to become a member of European and Euro-Atlantic community remains on the top of country’s foreign policy agenda. At the meeting Defense Minister welcomed the decision of the NATO Military Committee to visit Georgia early next year.
Yet another fact of violence on convicts has been reported from the Rustavi N6 prison. The lawyer of a 21 year-old Jemal Kutateladze says his defendant, who is held at the N6 prison of Rustavi, has been brutally beaten up.
Georgian lawmakers will discuss the initiative of the opposition on setting up a parliamentary investigation commission, which will probe into the investigation of the death reasons of a 10-month old baby girl, Barbare Rapaliantsi.
The President of Georgia has held a meeting with the members of the Georgia and Caucasus Friendship Group of the Senate of France today. President Margvelashvili and the chairperson of the Georgia-France Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group...
One part of the non-governmental organizations operating in Georgia has expressed their concerns regarding numerous reports of violence in prisons, as well as the facts of suicide. Some of the NGOs call for the immediate and effective investigation of the death reasons of a 50 year-old Zurab Sanaia.
Regular flights between Moscow and Tbilisi have been resumed after a six-month pause. Russian Aviation has published a corresponding protocol on its website, which says that the air companies will be able to make flight from Moscow to Tbilisi from September 15th.