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The de facto government of the breakaway region of Abkhazia in Georgia is claiming payments of $20 billion from Tbilisi for damages caused as a result of the 1992-93 war, according to information disseminated by the Russian media quoting a representative of the separatist authorities of Abkhazia Otar Tsvizhba. In response, the State Minister of Georgia for reconciliation and equality, Paata Zakareishvili said Sept.17 that Tbilisi will allocate funds for the development of Abkhazia when the territorial integrity of Georgia is restored.
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Foreign Minister calls on the president`s administration to cover the issues of state importance with more responsibility and without bias. Panjikidze Maia Panjikidze has made special statement regarding the controversy on the correspondence between the president`s and the government`s administration, due to which the visit of President Margvelashvili to UN was disrupted.
The ports of Georgia receive requests for the transportation of goods from Europe due to the sanctions imposed by Russia against the EU, said CEO of ASSA Trans Cauasus Eduard Machavariani at the Odessa "Black Sea Container Summit 2014". "Due to the sanctions, which Russia imposed against Europe, we receive requests for the transportation of goods that used to be transported through the territory of Russia, from Europe, for example, to Kazakhstan.
Three German tourists were assaulted and robbed in Svaneti Region of Georgia yesterday. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed the report.
Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept.15 By Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend: During the meeting with the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit his country, Georgian presidential administration told Trend on Sept.15. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the topical issues of Georgian-Vatican relations and emphasized the importance of intensifying these ties.
It is not right to talk about the impact of the short-term decline in world oil prices on the annual rates of SOCAR revenues, the head of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said Sept.15, commenting on the fall in oil prices and its impact on company earnings. Last week, considering the expectations of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, the price of a barrel of Brent on the London Stock Exchange went down to $97.
New school year began in all public schools of Georgia today. Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili went to the N133 public school of Tbilisi today to congratulate the pupils on the beginning of studies.
The Kviris Palitra newspaper has published the full version of the interview with the former prime minister of Georgia, founder of the Mokalake NGO, Bidzina Ivanishvili. The excerpts from this interview were published last week.
Giorgi Gvimradze: Russia's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine ArmInfo's interview with Giorgi Gvimradze, expert at the Tbilisi-based Center for Strategic Studies by David Stepanyan ARMINFO Saturday, September 13, 16:34 As it was expected, during the NATO summit in Wales on 4-5 September Georgia did not get the MAP -the roadmap for joining NATO. Meanwhile, after the war 08.08.08 the security of Georgia has found itself to be more exposed to the new risks.
YEREVAN HOSTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING 16:58 11.09.2014 Following the seizures of significant quantities of heroin at the Armenian-Iranian and Georgian-Azerbaijani borders earlier this year, the United States - in cooperation with Armenia and Georgia - has organized two regional conferences on drug trafficking. The first conference is taking place in Yerevan on September 11-12 and the second in Tbilisi, on September 15-16.
Times and governments may change in Georgia, but angst over supposedly imminent coups lingers on. Once again, Georgian officials, shading their eyes with their hands, have looked into the distance, and reported back to voters about a vague menace that only they can see.
A U.S. citizen of Azerbaijani origin, Said Nuri, has been deported from Azerbaijan after what he called days of intimidation and harassment. Nuri wrote on Twitter on September 12 that he was ejected from his native country and told he could never return.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:19 am
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