Oct 24 2014 - 14:41
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida have discussed bilateral relations and prospects for their development. Kishida noted the importance of cooperation and confirmed the interest of Japan in Georgian projects, Trend reports.The sides discussed implementation of visa-free arrangements for holders of diplomatic passports.Margvelashvili paid special attention to the situation in the occupied territories. Japan expressed support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Oct 24 2014 - 14:18
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili will postpone his visit to Belgium set for October 28, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of WWI. The president needs to attend a session of the Georgian Security Council. Georgia will be represented by the speaker of parliament on October 28, says Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Georgia Online reports.
Oct 22 2014 - 10:52
Georgian ex-Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaya has been sentenced to 7 years and 6 months of jail for the case of the murders of three people in a special operation at the Naftlugi Train Station in Tbilisi in January 2006. Akhalaya, the head of the department of correctional punishment back then, was beating the relatives of suspected plotters of a convict getaway. The official denied guilt, Interfax reports.High-ranking functionaries of the Georgian Interior Ministry Levan Kardava, Georgy Mazmishvili and Megims Kardava have gone to jail over the three murders.
Oct 21 2014 - 14:21
The Kutaisi Court of Appeal has left unchanged the five-year imprisonment sentence on Vano Merabishvili, an ex-prime minister and ex-interior minister of Georgia. He was found guilty of illegal acquisition of property, wasting the funds of the Interior Ministry, bribing voters and abusing authority. Ex-Minister for Labour, Healthcare and Social Protection Zurab Chiaberashvili was fined over $28,000, according to prosecutor Ketevan Chachava, RIA Novosti reports.
Oct 21 2014 - 11:45
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that a meeting with Putin’s Georgian counterpart will be held as soon as Georgia shows readiness for it, Trend reports.Peskov added that the situation should be prepared, it required political will and a suitable atmosphere.