NATO Secretary General`s Special Representative to South Caucasus and Central Asia has departed from Georgia after an overloaded schedule of meetings during his one day visit. James Appathurai summed up his visit with a brief comment for media in the airport saying the October 1 parliamentary elections were a test for Georgia, which it has passed with great success. Within the visit to Georgia, Appathurai has met with the future prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and other members of the new cabinet. He focused on the prospects of Georgia`s integration into the alliance and recommended the upcoming government to continue democratic reforms.
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.