President Zurabishvili : The regional cooperation of the International Labor Organization with Georgia should not be implemented from Moscow

The regional cooperation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) with Georgia should not be implemented from the Moscow regional office of the organization, Georgia’s President Salome Zurabishvili said at the meeting with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

At the meeting, President Zurabishvili emphasized that since Georgia has the status of UN association member and is not a CIC country, the regional cooperation of the International Labor Organization with Georgia should not be implemented from the Moscow regional office of the organization.

The President initiates Georgia to be covered from the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe located in Budapest.

At the meeting the sides discussed labor issues in terms of European Union, the introduction and development of European values in the field of labor. The President of Georgia talked about the situation in the occupied territories and noted that unfortunately, the population living in the occupied territories of Georgia does not benefit from the results and benefits of the reforms carried out by Georgia.

The parties exchanged gifts after the meeting.

The Georgian delegation was hosted by the Director General of the Organization at the official reception for high level delegations.