NATO Secretary General publishes video address on Facebook
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has published a video address recorded in Tbilisi on his facebook page. In the three-minute video, Rasmussen emphasizes the meaning of South Caucasus for the security in the region and says Georgia is a special partner for NATO with its largest contribution to ISAF mission. `I am travelling in this region because South Caucasus is important for Euro-Atlantic security and because NATO values our relationships with all of the countries living in this region and we appreciate their support. First and for most, their troops in Afghanistan and Kosovo, but also financial support. NATO is assisting Georgia with defense and security sector reforms and we encourage our partners to keep up the momentum of reforms. Together we want to enhance stability in this region and promote democracy freedom and human rights. South Caucasus has great economic potential but that potential is blocked by unresolved conflicts. Tension in these regions must be reduced and concrete steps must be made to promote reconciliation. Georgia is a special partner for the NATO and a model of commitment. Georgia is making a very significant contribution to our mission in Afghanistan. This autumn Georgia will become the largest non-NATO contributor, this is a remarkable achievement,` Rasmussen said.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.