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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Georgia is preparing to send military helmets and bulletproof vests to Ukraine as part of what it calls a humanitarian aid shipment. Georgia's minister of labor, health and social affairs, Davit Sergeenko, told journalists in Tbilisi that the government has reached an agreement with transport companies to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine on September 10. Alasania said Georgian hospitals are ready to treat Ukrainian soldiers injured in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze asked Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to open an embassy in Tbilisi as soon as possible. During a joint press conference with the Austrian FM on Sept.
Cheney will appear at the House Republican conference meeting Tuesday morning as Republicans launch their final fundraising drive ahead of the November midterm elections. In this Oct. 6, 2011, file photo former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the third annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington.
The law, which came into effect in May this year, is ostensibly designed to provide protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in a country where homophobia is deep-rooted at all levels of society and LGBT groups face daily discrimination. But activists in Georgia say that introduction of the legislation has actually hardened attitudes against the LGBT community and that there are serious concerns over how effectively it can be applied.
Georgian diplomats are growing tired of a traveling political act in which the country's top two executive branch officials try to upstage each other and grab the international spotlight. At recent international gatherings and events, including NATO and UN meetings, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and President Giorgi Margvelashvili have sometimes engaged in very public protocol spats over who gets to represent Georgia.
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