The President of Georgia pays a working visit to Prague, where he participates in the fifth anniversary summit of the Eastern Partnership. Within the summit, Giorgi Margvelashvili has already held meetings with the presidents of Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Armenia, Moldova and the Czech Republic. The leaders have discussed the current relations with these countries and spoke about the prospects for enhancing these ties. Georgia`s Euro-Atlantic aspiration and the role of the Eastern Partnership in this process was one of the topical issues of the agenda at the bilateral meetings. At the end of the first working day, the president attended a working dinner. A special concert in honor of the participants of the EP Summit was held at the residence of the President of the Czech Republic last night.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.