Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2009-02-13
UNSC adopted resolution on mandate in Georgia and Abkhazia prolongation 2009-02-13 21:04 The UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution on prolongation of the monitors' mandate in Georgia and Abkhazia to June 15th 2009.
Turkey and Russia agreed on security measures on Caucasus 2009-02-13 17:40 Dmitri Medvedev, the President of Russia and Abdullah Gul, the President of Turkey, signed a joint declaration to promote a new stage in relations between Russia and Turkey and broaden friendship and diversified partnership.– ITAR TASS.
Georgia hails the decision on OSCE mandate prolongation 2009-02-13 16:17 Today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia issued the statement, hailing the Decision adopted by the OSCE Permanent Council on 12 February 2009 to extend until 30 June 2009 its Decision No. 861 of 19 August 2008 concerning the deployment of an increased number of military monitoring officers on the territory of Georgia.
Georgia is still a military threat – Kokoyty 2009-02-13 15:05 Georgia is still a military threat, provocations and firings continue, military fortifications are being constructed near the South Ossetian border, claimed Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia at yesterday’s meeting with foreign journalists – ITAR TASS.
Non-use of force is the main prerequisite of the UN mission in Abkhazia and Georgia prolongation 2009-02-13 13:05 The key resolution of the resolution on the UN presence in Abkhazia mandate prolongation must be the urge to the non-use of force, stated Grigoriy Karasin, the Deputy Foreign minister of Russia, in his yesterday’s phone talk with Sergey Shamba, the Minister of foreign affairs of Abkhazia, ITAR TASS informs, alluding to the Foreign Ministry of Russia.
Caucasus remains a crisis spot - US Intelligence 2009-02-13 11:59 According to the U.S. National Intelligence Director, Dennis Blair, the Caucasus remains a hot spot.
Saakashvili intends to tighten belt as well 2009-02-13 11:15 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, hails the initiative of the government, implying cuts of administrative expenses.
Saakashvili announced the main enemy of Georgia 2009-02-13 10:42 At yesterday’s presentation of his annual report Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia called Russia the main enemy of his country - Novuy Region.
Monitors or provokers?
On February 10 the Honorable President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Goran Lennmarker arrived in Tbilisi. At the meetings with Georgian officials he discussed the winding up of the monitor mission in the republic.
Hammarberg in Sukhum: who’s right about the rights?
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg is now on a work visit to Sukhum discussing the humanitarian situation in the republic with its authorities.
Caucasus is no trouble for strategic partnership
On February 11 High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU Javier Solana, Czech and Swedish Foreign Ministers Karel Schwartsenberg and Carl Bildt arrived in Moscow for an official visit. At the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov they discussed relations between Russia and the European Union as well the situation in the Caucasus.
Georgian farmers clutching at tea straws
On 10 February Georgia’s parliament set itself an ambitious task – to resume tea-growing. In the 1970s, up to 100,000 tonnes of tea were produced in the republic every year. Nowadays, production barely reaches 7,500 tonnes. However, quality is more important than quantity, as we know. Especially if we are talking about Georgian tea.
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