Ivanishvili ready to share opinion of civil society
Candidate for Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is prepared to listen to the arguments of the civil society regarding the candidate of the IDPs minister Davit Darakhvelidze, whose racist and xenophobic statements made during the pre-election campaign, caused the protest of non-governmental organizations. Ivanishvili says he is prepared for consultations with NGOs regarding the candidate. Davit Darakhvelidze was the governor of the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region in the Shevardnadze`s government. On October 19, 2012, several non-governmental organizations called on Bidzina Ivanishvili to remove Darakhvelidze`s candidacy due to his racist statements. `Formation and reinforcement of civil society is my final goal. Therefore, I will take into consideration the criticism and position of the civil society in case it is based on firm arguments and evidence,` Ivanishvili said, causing the sympathy of NGOs, who said his constructive approach to public criticism should be really hailed.
Police had to drive protestors away from the central highway in the village of Bakurtsikhe today. The residents of five villages of the Gurjaani region rallied in the village demanding compensation of the damage inflicted onto the region by the hail and windstorm last week.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia dismisses the reports about the summoning of Georgian ambassador to Netherlands by the local authorities regarding the dispersal of the LGBT rally in Tbilisi on May 17.
State of Vanuatu has withdrawn its decision to recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia - country`s prime minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has told Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at their meeting recently.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has responded on the complaint of the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who accused ministry of uncoordinated work with his administration and the failure to carry out effective policy of non-recognition of the occupied territories of Georgia.
Over 1,200 citizens of Georgia have sent an open letter to the president, Prime Minister and the parliament chairperson of Georgia demanding proper and unbiased investigation of the human rights violations revealed on the two counter-demonstrations on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17.