Unresolved conflicts in Georgia don’t serve the interest of local populations on either side of the artificial divide and may not serve Russia’s own interests in the long term, writes Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
The total volume of cargo transportation via Georgia’s Batumi port to Azerbaijan amounted to 167,304 tons in January-June 2019, Batumi Sea Port Ltd.
The Azerbaijan-Georgian relations have been on the top of the political agendas in the both countries in the recent months. We talked to Dr. George Mchedlishvili from Georgia to understand what caused misunderstandings between Baku and Tbilisi and what to expect further.
Georgia is one of the committed partners of the EU, President of the European Council Donald Tusk stated at a meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze.
The coordinated cooperation among Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia is very important, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told.
Main goal of the paper is to research and analyze the perspectives of the integration of Ukraine and Georgia to the European Structures in the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership Program and Ukraine-EU, Georgia – EU Associate Agreements.
On March 4, Stefan Fule, the European Union’s Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, came to Georgia on an official visit. He held high-level meetings with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze (Channel 1 TV, Rustavi 2, March 4). Moreover, on February 24, during an official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Garibashvili met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Although both meetings with the top White House officials were preplanned, the meeting with the US president was not publicized beforehand. In fact, President Obama joined the Georgian prime minister’s talks with Vice President Biden later on, for about 20 minutes, giving the occasion a more semi-formal flavor (civil.ge, February 25).
If as a result of the nation-wide referendum of the multi-national Crimean people it shall become independent, than investments shall flow generously into the free Crimea. And not only from Russia. Russian tourists will flow. First of all, it is a tradition, second – it shall be popular. A “Cabin in Crimea” shall become the dream of all prosperous Russians, land lots and realty estate costs shall jump up. Generally speaking, Crimean people will have a good opportunity to make some extra money.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili is ready for a direct dialogue with the Russian administration, he said during the program "The time of politics" on "Imedi" TV. At the same time, the Prime Minister considers that they have to prepare for that meeting very seriously.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (5. February) for the first meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission this year. The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, thanked Georgia for the outstanding role in NATO operations and praised Georgia’s efforts in implementing important reforms. “Georgia is a strong and committed NATO partner. You play an outstanding role in our operations. You are implementing important reforms. And today we see a more mature democracy in your country, after free and fair presidential elections last year”, the Secretary General said.