Sunday, 11 December 2016
Archive by 2008-12-10
Foreign Minister of Abkhazia held a meeting with the UN, the EU and OSCE representatives 2008-12-10 17:50 Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Abkhazia, met Johan Verbeke, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, and the EU and OSCE representatives.
Eka Tkeshelashvili was offered the Security Council Secretary post 2008-12-10 17:46 Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvili, offered Eka Tkeshelashvili, the ex-Minister of foreign affairs, the post of the Security Council Secretary, Day.Az informs. According to Tkeshelashvili herself, she hasn’t already made her decision.
General Staff: Russia never had a plan to invade in Georgia 2008-12-10 17:14 Russia never planned and is not planning invasion in Georgia, whereas Tbilisi continues to increase tension in the region deliberately, announced today Nikolai Makarov, the Chief of Russian General Staff, at the meeting with foreign military attaches in Moscow, RIA Novosti informs.
Saakashvili announced the primary tasks for the government 2008-12-10 16:09 Today, at the first meeting of the reshuffled government Georgian President defined the primary tasks the country faces, ITAR TASS informs. In particular, the President requested the new government to work in one coordinated effort to ensure peace in Georgia, and to integrate country in European institutions.
Chief of General Staff: flaws in peace enforcement operation 2008-12-10 14:15 Russian General Staff admitted serious flaws in conduction of the peace enforcement operation in august 2008, but intends to correct them in near future, stated today the General of the Army Chief of General Staff, Nikolai Makarov, at his meeting with foreign military attaches in Moscow.
Rurua plans no personnel changes in the Ministry of Culture 2008-12-10 13:35 Today Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian PM, introduced the Ministry of Culture, Monument protection and Sport staff the new head of the Ministry, Nikolai Rurua.
Opposition: you need neither knowledge nor experience to be a minister 2008-12-10 12:39 "I believe that the appointment of Nika Rurua to the position of the Minister of Culture was the last stage of the Cabinet reshuffle», - said Zviad Dzidziguri, one of the leader of Georgian non-parliamentary opposition, the leader of the Conservative Party, as he commented Rurua’s appointment.
Russian President and Catholicos- Partriarch met 2008-12-10 12:02 Yesterday Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russia, and the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia, Ilia II held a meeting after the funeral of Partiarch of Moscow and all Russia, Alexiy II, RIA-Novosti informs, alluding to Natalia Timakova, the Press Secretary of Russian President.
Georgian Minister of Defense: we will continue forming NATO standard army 2008-12-10 10:54 Georgian army will be reformed and modernized in accordance with NATO standards, announced today David Sikharulidze, the new Georgian Minister of Defense, in the airport of Tbilisi on return from the USA, where he occupied the position of an ambassador, ITAR-TASS informs.
Out of prison… by the New Year
Georgia is planning another amnesty. The previous action coincided with the 5th anniversary of the Rose revolution celebrated on November 23. As the members of the amnesty committee believe the next release of prisoners will take place by the New Year or Christmas.
Estonian politicians are afraid of Russian dominance in the world
Välisilm program of Estonian TV featured Estonia’s commander of the defense forces Antsa Laaneots who said that Moscow apprehended losing influence over Azerbaijan that was moving towards European integration and Georgia. “Russia initiated the war deliberately in order to intimidate the peoples of Transcaucasia, - the Commander-In-Chief stated. – Trying to take control over Western Europe and consequently NATO Moscow is concentrating all energy sources and transit zones in the post-Soviet space in its hands and that would allow it to manipulate China. So this operation is not over yet for Russia”.
EU observers will keep their status quo in Georgia
There will be no surprises in the EU mission activity in Georgia in the nearest future. “The EU monitoring mission will not be transformed into a full-scale police or a peacekeeping mission”- the EU Foreign Policy and Security Envoy Xavier Solana stated today.
Who in Georgia wants to join NATO?
Last week in Brussels the European countries blocked US efforts for the Ukraine and Georgia to join NATO. However, the format of the so-called annual national programme was greeted with enthusiasm in Tbilisi. Meanwhile, an increasing number of opposition politicians are speaking out in favour of the country being neutral and for third country bases not to be stationed on its territory.
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