Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgian Prime Minister: Georgia is ready to join NATO

    The Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia said that the country does not need the Action Plan for NATO membership, but it needs the membership itself. Georgia has fulfilled all of the prerequisites for its admission to NATO.

    This was stated by Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia during his speech at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session, Georgia Online reports.

    “With the fidelity of integration into NATO and the common Euro-Atlantic security, Georgia …

  • Georgia asks NATO for help with national security

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili held a meeting with the head of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Paolo Alli. During the negotiations, Margvelashvili thanked Alli for supporting the Euro-Atlantic course of Georgia and the territorial integrity of the country, as well as holding a spring session of the NATO PA in Tbilisi. This was reported by the press service of the President of Georgia.

    The meeting topics included the parliamentary session of the Alliance and cooperation between …

  • Georgian president asks Lithuania for support at NATO summit

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili asked Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė for support in bringing up matters important to Tbilisi at the NATO summit which will take place this week in Brussels, Delfi reported.The two national leaders discussed the matter over the telephone.

    “The conversation took place ahead of the NATO summit which will take place in Brussels on May 25. President G. Margvelashvili asked the Lithuanian president for support in bringing up matters important to …

  • The Pentagon announced its readiness to help reform the Georgian army

    The Pentagon is ready to assist Georgia in implementing military reform. This is stated in Pentagon Chief James Mattis’s letter to Defense Minister of Georgia Levan Izoria, the text of which was published by the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry.

    "I had the honor to meet with you at the February meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission. I deeply appreciate your steadfast commitment to shared democratic values and bow to the sacrifices made by Georgia with us in Afghanistan," Mattis …

  • 63 percent of Georgians said Russia is the biggest threat to their country

    In a poll published by the National Democratic Institute, 63% of Georgians consider Russia to be the biggest threat to their country, Georgia Online reports.

    "When asked which country poses the greatest threat to Georgia, 63% of the population named Russia while 6% chose Turkey and 5% said the United States of America," the report said.

    When asked which country would best ensure Georgia’s security, 35% answered the United States while 12% said Georgia itself and 10% believed Russia would be …

  • The US and Georgia reach an agreement on intelligence exchange and the fight against terrorism

    TASS reported that on May 9, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who is in the US capital for an official visit, signed a General Security of Information Agreement (GSOIA) on Tuesday to exchange intelligence and combat terrorism together. This was said in a statement issued by the State Department.

    "The agreement represents a major milestone in security cooperation between the United States and Georgia. The GSOIA establishes a legal …

  • Putin did not congratulate the Presidents of Ukraine and Georgia on Victory Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed congratulations to the presidents of several countries on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of victory in World War II but not to the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia.

    According to the press service of the Kremlin, Putin sent individual congratulations to the presidents of nine countries, as well as the leaders of the breakaway regions of Georgia: Abkhazia and South Ossetia. However, he did not congratulate Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and …

  • President of Georgia accuses Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov of violating international law

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Abkhazia "a violation of Georgian legislation and international law," RIA Novosti reported.

    During the two-day visit, Lavrov is planning to take part in the opening ceremony of a new Russian embassy in Abkhazia. Margvelashvili said that the work of any foreign representation in the territory of the country is permissible only with the consent of Tbilisi.

    "In another case, such an action is a …

  • Georgia refuses to purchase gas from Russia's Gazprom

    Georgia refused to purchase Russian gas, choosing instead to buy from Azerbaijan. According to the 2017 forecast balance, starting from April the country will make no more purchases from Gazprom, RIA Novosti reported.

    During the first three months of 2017, Georgia received 100 million cubic meters of gas from Russia, writes Novosti-Georgia. Starting from April, the government plans to fully provide the population and commercial sector with gas supplies from Azerbaijan. The deliveries will be …

  • UN Security Council began to discuss the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    The UN Security Council has begun to discuss the continuing aggravation of the situation in Georgia, primarily in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as a result of Russia’s provocative actions. The talks were initiated by Ukraine at Georgia’s request on March 28.

    Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations reported the matter as part of exclusive commentary to LB.ua.

    The Ukrainian delegation drew the Security Council’s attention to the so-called "Parliamentary …