President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will arrive in Georgia today. The guest will hold his first meeting with the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili. The two presidents will make joint statements for media after the one-to-one meeting. The leaders will attend a gala concert dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Sayat Nova in Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli State Academic Theatre. Within the visit, President Sargsyan will also hold meetings with the Georgian Prime Minister and the parliament speaker. The President of Armenia will arrive in Tbilisi together with the members of his Cabinet.
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.