Giorgi Sharvashidze, former rector of TSU, appointed Ambassador of Georgia to Armenia
In 2004-2013, he served as Director of the Academic Support Program at the Open Society Institute in Budapest.
In 2004-2013, he served as Director of the Academic Support Program at the Open Society Institute in Budapest.
Relatives have told the media that the 51-year-old lawmaker had suffered health issues since the death of his son in a road accident in 2017.
According to a tradition established over a century ago, Georgian Armenians marched from Hovhannes Tumanyan's house to the Sayat Nova monument, laid roses, and then headed to the Saint Gevorg Church, paying tribute to the undying memory of the outstanding ashugh.
As we reflect on the Armenian genocide, we renew our pledge to remain vigilant against the corrosive influence of hate in all its forms.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Center, the tremor was recorded at 10:34 am Tbilisi time. The epicenter was located 55 km away from the capital, 16 km southwest from town Tsalka (Samtskhe-Javakhk region).
The Group, led by Rear Admiral Manuel Aguirre Aldereguía, is composed of Spanish flagship Cristobal Colon, Bulgarian Smeli, Romanian Regina Maria and Turkish Kemalreis.
A court in the capital Tbilisi ordered last week that he be taken into custody for allegedly failing to post bail. The Interior Ministry at the time announced it was postponing carrying out the order to detain Melia following the resignation of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.
Executive Secretary and Political Council Member of the ruling party "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia" Irakli Kobakhidze said in October that the country would apply for full-fledged EU membership in 2024. It was his party’s main electoral promise.
It comes after several Georgian citizens initiated a petition earlier this month, urging their government to send the necessary medical supplies to Armenia.
According to the agreement, light trucks can cross the border of Armenia and Georgia through the Bagratashen - Sadakhlo checkpoints.
To note, due to the introduction of a strict quarantine in the Marneuli and Bolnisi regions of Georgia as a result of the novel coronavirus, the movement of people is still prohibited toward the Sadakhlo border checkpoint; but this restriction does not apply to trucks.
The visit was held at a very high level, I want to thank Giorgi Gakharia [Prime Minister of Georgia], all our Georgian partners for the productive and impressive visit.
"I am more than convinced that all preconditions exist for that. Undoubtedly, the centuries-old friendship, that is based on common values and historical heritage, creates a firm base for our cooperation", the Armenian PM said.
Opposition members interrupt parliament speaker's speech with USSR anthem.
“Today, we removed 39 Facebook accounts, 344 Pages, 13 Groups and 22 Instagram accounts as part of a domestic-focused network that originated in the country of Georgia,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy of Facebook said on December 20.
What I regret most of all today is that I left Georgia in 2013. I just abandoned everything and left. I did it not because I was afraid of being jailed. You know that they threatened me of the same in Ukraine. I left simply because I was tired and people were tired of me. I simply gave people a chance to take a break. But today I think that it was a mistake
He stated that “none of Russian citizens” have faced any problems in Georgia since June 2019, during or after the protests in Tbilisi which were sparked by the address of Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov from the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker on June 20.
Two protesters were injured while using a water cannon near the Georgian parliament in central Tbilisi, said one of the leaders of the protest movement Shota Dighmelashvil.
Police ensured conditions required for gathering and holding a demonstration throughout the November 17 demonstration and all night long.
A document on technical requirements of preliminary electronic information system has been signed .
Mamuka Bakhtadze stepped down as the Head of the Georgian Government on September 2.
Their project is called IX Millennium - a reference to Georgia's long history of wine-making.
The first NATO-Georgia exercise was held in 2016.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today met with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili who has arrived in Armenia on a two-day official visit.
He added that the media had to play an important role in informing people that seeking asylum in Europe would not be fruitful.
The official delegation headed by the President of Armenia Armenia Sarkissian has arrived in Georgia to participate in the oath taking ceremony of the President-elect of Georgia Salome Zarubishvili which will take place in Telavi town.
I am also confident that we will be able to expand the bilateral agenda with a wide range of new programs, making full use of the potential of our peoples’ friendship for the progress of Armenia and Georgia.
Voters in Georgia today are going to the polls in a presidential election runoff on Wednesday that pits a candidate backed by the ruling party who favors balancing ties with Moscow and the West against a rival who advocates a stronger pro-Western line, DW reports.
The second round must take place by December 1.
“We fully support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. Georgia will become a member of NATO. Allied leaders reaffirmed this yesterday. And we will continue to work with you to prepare for membership,” NATO chief said on Thursday.
His supporters had denounced the verdict as politically motivated. He has denied all charges against him.
After the resignation of Prime Minister Kvirikashvili, Mamuka Bakhtadze was nominated for this post, who was the Minister of Finance in the government of former Prime Minister Georgi Kvirikashvili. The latter must submit the new government program to Parliament, and only after that he will be able to take up the post of Prime Minister.
Georgia’s ruling party Georgian dream may nominate a candidate for the presidency of the acting Minister of infrastructure and regional development, Maia Tskitishvili
"20 crews of patrol police subdivision will start patrolling in tourist zones starting from Monday and 20 crews will be added monthly. This is something like tourist police, which will keep order and serve tourists”, – said Gakharia.
On March 31 Zakir Hasanov will participate in the trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in the Turkish city of Giresun.
The most important achievement of Georgia's foreign policy during the year has been the liberalization of the EU visa regime. The decision came into force on March 28, allowing Georgian citizens to stay up to 90 days in the Schengen area without a visa.
This was recorded after a group of scientists conducted archaeological excavations in two ancient settlements 50 kilometers from Tbilisi, which date back to around 6000-5800 BC. e.
According to the Chairman of the "Alliance of Patriots of Georgia" David Tarkhan-Mouravi, one of the aims of this action is "to conduct a dialogue with Russia, with Sukhumi, Tskhinvali and Moscow."
Georgia was offered help from Russia too, but Prime Minister Kvirikashvili said "what we have so far is enough." He hopes that no additional help will be needed.
The United States stands with Georgia, Pence said, as he toasted the Caucasus nation for fighting for freedom over the centuries, just as America has.
Uniting under the banner of the exercise’s motto Strength Through Partnership, more than 2,800 service members.
However, the implementation of the agreement has been continuously postponed, as the parties could not come to terms on the issue of participation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the agreement. On the occasion both South Ossetia and Abkhazia refused to allow transfer of the goods through their territory, unless they are not the sides of the agreement.
"Since April 2017, Georgia will completely switch to supplying the population and enterprises with gas from Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and the consortium for the development of the Shah Deniz gas condensate field are the suppliers of gas to Georgia. Thus, the share of Russian gas in the total volume of imports will amount to four percent."
"This is an enormous achievement and a great opportunity for Georgian citizens to better acquaint with the European Union, to better learn the values that the European Union stands on," Kvirikashvili added.
The US Secretary of State reiterated the important role of Georgia in the region.
In that way President and the First Lady are calling the society to support Georgian products and buy only locally made goods.
The proposal for the visa waiver for Georgia was issued by the European Commission on March 9 since the country met the conditions for the visa requirement exemption.
Unlike the 2012 parliamentary elections, where the Georgian Dream coalition was made up of 6 parties, during these elections Georgian Dream did not resort to such a step.
It is noteworthy that the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has also mentioned about the violations during the elections.
According to data from 3699 (99.92 percent) of polling stations, the Georgian Dream secures 48.6 percent, or 856,858 votes.
With 60% of the votes counted, the Georgian Dream party has about 50%, the country's electoral commission says.
Those talks are expected to conclude by the end of the year, meaning that Georgian people should be able to visit the 25 Schengen states without permits before 2017.
The agenda of the consultations focused on the deepening of cooperation in the areas of transport, energy, culture and education.
Saakashvili has recently told the Georgian media he will arrive in Georgia immediately after the results of the exit poll in the October 8 parliamentary elections are announced.
Nalbandian had a meeting with Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
The former head of Adjara government stressed the strategic cooperation between Georgia and Turkey.
Panjikidze’s comments came while speaking on the nature of Armenia-Georgian relations at a remark about a predominantly Armenian perception that Georgia values the relations with Azerbaijan more.
The NATO-Georgia Commission was established in 2008.
"The visit of Secretary General in Tbilisi is a testament to the country's support to the Alliance," Appathurai said.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili today has arrived in Azerbaijan.
Margvelashvili refused to hold a referendum and noted that this issue has already been resolved in the Georgian legislation.
He expressed the hope that Russia and Georgia would manage to reach “the context of a strategic dialogue.” He also described the current Georgian political line to Russia as a course of strategic patience.
The Georgian delegation arrived in Baku to meet with Azerbaijani counterparts, led by the head of the State Security Service of the country Vakhtang Gomelauri.
To fully understand the problem, it should be mentioned that Tinatin Khidasheli’s decision does not refer to cancelling the compulsory military service and consequently to the abolition of army recruitment.
In an interview to "Rustavi-2", he noted that the head of American diplomatic department will discuss "a wide range of cooperation issues between the two countries" with the leaders of Georgia, including Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
"Unfortunately, several diplomatic vehicles were burned in Berlin yesterday. One of the vehicles belonged to the Embassy of Georgia. An investigation has already been launched into the incident. It should be noted that this is not the first similar case. We are waiting for the results of the investigation", - said the Foreign Ministry.
"We hope that Warsaw will emphasize the progress made, we hope that political cooperation between NATO and Georgia will become more intensive, and there will be more large-scale military cooperation with this organization," Japaridze said.
The main topic of discussion in the meetings between the Georgian Foreign Minister and the Armenian senior officials was the implementation of the earlier reached sectoral agreements.
I want to congratulate our compatriot Armenians on Easter, as well as all those who celebrate this holiday. We are pleased to be here today.