The President of Georgia has held meeting with the President of Estonia during the working visit to the country. Giorgi Margvelashvili and Toomas Hendrik Ilves discussed the issues of bilateral relations and focused on the prospects for further cooperation. It was stated at the meeting that Estonia was a stronger supporter of Georgia on its path towards the European and Euro-Atlantic integration and that the enhancement of cooperation with the country, which had already experienced this process was exceedingly important.
The significance of the acceleration of signing Association Agreement with the European Union by Georgia was also emphasized.
Giorgi Margvelashvili thanked the Estonian counterpart for intensive support to Georgia `s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Georgian President is visiting Tallinn under the personal invitation of the President of Estonia .
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.