The Association Agreement between Georgia and the EU took full effect today. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili released a statement in this regard:
Of course, many members of the Russian delegation have visited the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, - Leonid Slutsky, representative of the Russian delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, said in response to a question of whether the Russian delegation includes the persons who had visited Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region (i.e. violated the law of Georgia on the occupied territories).
I cannot understand the hysteria, which was created after the statement of the Armenian Minister of Transport, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.
Full implementation of the Association Agreement deepen EU-Georgia relations, - European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said.
Georgia has achieved miraculous success in terms of meeting our standards and criteria, - OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ilkka Kanerva said in response to a question about what could be a hindrance to granting visa liberalization to Georgia and about how he would o assess German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s statement that Georgia will likely get visa liberalization by the end of September.
Georgia will become a member of NATO if it fulfills all criteria, the Alliance will recognize the progress made by Georgia at the Warsaw summit, - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with the Russian agency Interfax.
In the last three years mortality and illness rates have been significantly reduced in prisons, - says the Council of Europe experts’ interim assessment report on penitentiary health development strategy and action plan for 2014-17.
Some of the results of the Association Agreement are already evident, soon there will be more, - the Head of EU Delegation to Georgia, Ambassador Janos Herman said at a press conference held on the occasion of full entry of the Association Agreement into force.
Pope Francis will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan. As Western media reports, the Pope announced about it in a sermon at St. Peter's Square in Vatican today.
Russia will support Gigi Tsereteli's candidacy for the position of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly president. As the Tass agency reports, Russian MP Nikolai Kovalev told journalists before the start of the session of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has met with German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The Armenian side is holding talks with Georgia on opening a road for its citizens to Russia through “South Ossetia”, - Armenia’s Transport Minister Gagik Beglaryan said at the government meeting today.
The Georgia-EU Association Agreement has taken full effect from today.
The Council of Europe stands firmly beside Georgia, - Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Pedro Agramunti said at the meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia on July 6, 2016, to meet with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili for bilateral discussions on a range of issues, including U.S. support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and successful elections in October, - John Kirby, spokesperson for the US Department of State, said at a briefing.
The President of Georgia has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As reported by the Presidential Administration, two sides discussed bilateral relations, expressed specific views on economic cooperation and tourism, as well as European and Euro-Atlantic agenda.
According to the Psychoproject survey, 65% of respondents believe that the Georgian Dream party is going to take most of the seats in the Georgian Parliament after General Elections due to be held on October 8.
Tbilisi will host OSCE Parliamentary Assembly annual session on1-5 July. The 25th parliamentary forum will be held in exposition center ‘Expo Georgia.”