Georgia’s foreign policy

Tbilisi NGOs launch petition against GD member’s ‘anti-Western statements’

By | March 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gogi Topadze, the target of the NGOs’ criticism. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Some of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Georgia on Friday launched a petition against anti-western statements recently made by members of the ruling coalition. A few days ago, a businessman who is leader […]

President: Georgia’s European course is unchangeable

By | November 6th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili rules out the possibility of a change in Georgia’s foreign policy orientation. The government coalition is split with both sides accusing the other of endangering the policy of seeking integration with NATO […]

Georgia to brief its diplomatic corps about foreign policy

By | September 2nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Foreign Ministry is holding a conference for its diplomats. Maia Panjikidze, Foreign Affairs Minister, opened the conference in Tbililsi Monday. Prime Minister Ivanishvili and other government representatives will also attend the meeting, […]

Saakashvili asks the government to travel more

By | May 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, is visiting Thailand. (Photo posted on the president’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili again asks members of the Georgian Dream coalition to go on visits abroad together with him. The president on Sunday left for Thailand in order to participate in the second Asia-Pacific Water Summit, as well as to hold […]

Why the Bipartisan Foreign Policy Resolution is Significant

By | March 9th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Tedo Japaridze is head of parliament’s foreign policy committee representing the Georgian Dream coalition. Adopting a bipartisan resolution on foreign policy in Georgia is significant both in terms of process and in terms of substance. In terms of process, anything bipartisan, in the first experience of a real bipolar party system, not least a cohabitation, should not be […]

Georgia declares commitment to EU, US and NATO

By | March 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament Thursday evening voted unanimously for a resolution that says the country aims to join the EU and NATO and defines the EU and the US as its ‘top strategic partners.’ This comes after a period in which President […]

Saakashvili offers opponent to sign common foreign policy statement

By | March 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Saakashvili offers Prime Minister Ivanishvili to sign a common statement to NATO and the EU confirming their allegiance to a European and Euro-Atlantic political course. A spokesperson for the prime minister told DF Watch that Ivanishvili has […]

Saakashvili’s party to demonstrate against foreign policy change

By | February 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Mikheil Saakashvili’s party plans a rally on April 19 to demand that the country’s western policy continues. The Secretary General of the National Movement says ‘the vague foreign policy’ by Ivanishvili’s government puts the country in danger. […]

Ivanishvili guarantees Georgia’s foreign policy course

By | February 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says Georgia’s foreign policy course is unchanged and doesn’t need constitutional guarantees. He also says that the country will restore its territorial integrity and mend relations with Russia. The National […]

Agreement about foreign policy course

By | January 31st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The governing Georgian Dream coalition is ready to cooperate with the opposition about the foreign policy. Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili said this on Wednesday after Saakashvili’s party accused the prime minister and his party […]

Saakashvili era foreign policy deputy resigns

By | January 22nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Nikoloz Vashakidze was appointed during the National Movement’s time in government. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze resigned on Tuesday, citing incompatibility with the current foreign policy of the country. Vashakidze is one of the officials who have stayed over from the previous government. He […]