Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2010-03-02
Gold from Georgia exhibition to be held in the Netherlands 2010-03-02 18:30 On March 4th -5th Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, will visit the Netherlands with a working visit.
Eastern Partnership forum to be held in Brussels in end March 2010-03-02 17:57 Eastern Partnership project implies political and economic approximation with the EU of 6 post-Soviet republics: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus. The first summit was held in Prague on May 7th 2009.
Germany: suspension of Russia- NATO Council was a mistake 2010-03-02 17:12 NATO made a mistake in August 2008, when froze work of Russia-NATO Council, believes Werner Hoyer, the Minister of State of Germany.
Leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan can meet in Astana 2010-03-02 16:41 Possibility of meeting of Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Astana is being discussed, said at the press conference in Yerevan Aram Safaryan, the secretary of Prosperous Armenia fraction, leader of Armenian delegation in PA OSCE.
Tbilisi: Kremlin pretends not only to Gudauri-Kobi, but all Georgia 2010-03-02 15:59 Manana Manjgaladze, the press speaker of the President of Georgia, commented the messages of Georgian and foreign mass media on Russia’s possible taking control over Kazbegi, Gudauri and Kobi.
Taking pictures of Saakashvili in Turkey was prohibited 2010-03-02 15:58 After the meeting with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili suddenly left for Turkey - Armenia Today.
Saakashvili press service: opening Lars checkpoint doesn’t mean improvement of relations 2010-03-02 14:31 Manana Manjgaladze, the press speaker of the President of Georgia claims that success in negotiations on opening the communication between checkpoints of Kazbegi and Verkhniy [Upper] Lars at the Georgian-Russian border doesn’t mean improvement of relations between the two countries – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Saakashvili said he wouldn’t run for President any more 2010-03-02 13:02 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, said he wouldn’t run for President after 2013, the year of expiration of his presidential term.
Georgia held political consultations with Poland 2010-03-02 12:22 Georgia held political consultations with Poland. According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, discussions were held in Tbilisi on March 1st and were attended by representatives of foreign affairs agencies of both countries – Georgia Times in Tbilisi.
Saakashvili urgently departed for negotiations in Turkey 2010-03-02 11:28 Yesterday Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, departed for Turkey with an unplanned visit, APA reports citing to Dogan.
UN Secretary General’s envoy to Georgia appointed 2010-03-02 11:17 The UN Secretary General’s new special representative to Georgia was appointed. According to Georgian TV companies, the post passed to Antti Turunen [Finland] – Georgia Times correspondent to Tbilisi.
Georgia hopes France won’t sell Mistral to Russia 2010-03-02 11:05 Official Tbilisi hopes France will consider Georgia’s negative attitude to the issue of possible selling helicopter-carrier Mistral to Russia, said Nino Kalandadze, the deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia at the traditional briefing, commenting the visit of President Medvedev to France – Novosti-Gruzia.
UN replaces the person responsible for Georgia
UN has appointed its new Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Georgia. This post is now occupied by diplomat Anti Turunen who has got the reputation of a perfect diplomat in the Western countries. New-York believes that his skills and experience were especially obvious in the course of the settlement of the crisis problem in Georgia when Finland was the OSCE chairman and Turunen was Head of OSCE Permanent Council. The special representative will have to start his mission without delay: a scheduled meeting in the context of the incidents prevention and response mechanism has already been held in Gal today.
John Hall has reached Batumi
The US coast guard ship named John Hall has entered the port of Batumi in order to take part in the joint maneuvers with Georgia in the Black Sea. In the course of the maneuvers, Tbilisi and Washington are going to practice the sea rescue procedure and methods of struggling with the illegal migration. The Russian MFA and Sukhum have already stated that they would thoroughly watch the training sessions of the Georgians and the Americans.
Lars open – Armenians in triumph
Welcome the long-awaited opening of Kazbegi-Upper Lars checkpoint on Russian-Georgian border giving no advantage to either Georgia or Russia. There will be no visa issuance for Georgians and Russians though the risk of hostile elements penetrating both countries increases. Only Armenia is content calculating profits from accelerated cargo shipments to Russia and back.
Giving mouth to Georgia’s trade unions
A trade union rally was held in Tbilisi without much fuss. Economic demands of employees were outshone by the change in pre-election configuration of the opposition. What role trade unions play in the country’s policy in light of coming local elections and which politicians reckon with their opinion was what GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to find out.2010-03-02 22:43
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