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Georgia’s Ivanishvili visiting Latvia

by | Sep 6, 2013
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Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is visiting Latvia for two days, starting Friday.

The visit begins with a meeting with Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia, and Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

Ivanishvili will also meet with the speaker of parliament, minister of foreign affairs and Secretary General of OSCE Lamberto Zannier.

September 7, Ivanishvili will attend the Eastern Partnership conference in Riga and the concluding debate titled ‘What is strategic view of the EU?’

According to his press office, the Georgian PM will visit the Occupation Museum of Latvia and a freedom monument.

Also part of the delegation are Maia Panjikidze, Foreign Affairs Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Economy Minister, Alexi Petriashvili, Minister for Euro Atlantic Integration, and Giorgi Pertaia, Director of Georgia’s National Investment Agency.


After winning the election in 2012, Ivanishivli promised to visit the US, but he still hasn’t done that. A few days ago, Panjikidze said the prime minister wants to visit the US while he still is prime minister, but, she added, there is no specific plan for a visit.

At Wednesday’s press conference, Ivanishvili explained that he didn’t want to go to the US as long as there are domestic problems in Georgia.

“The cohabitation process was very hard. Today the situation is broken,” he said.



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