President`s press speaker Manana Manjgaladze summed up last weeks events at the traditional briefing today. She expressed condolences to the families of the victims, who died in the Saturday`s flood in Tbilisi on behalf of the president and spoke about the works, which are underway to eliminate the damage inflicted to the capital by the disaster. Manjgaladze also reported the details of the president`s ongoing visit to the United States and spoke about the goals of the Computer Literacy Society, which was founded in Georgia last week. Computer Literacy Society aims at spreading computer and modern technology skills among the residents of Georgia`s all regions. `Today a competition was opened. At the first stage of the contest, three hundred villages were selected and any person with secondary education certificates can participate in it. Candidates will be selected by the open competition and they will take professional trainings and practice for free. They will be also presented with computers and all necessary equipment and enjoy free technical support during a year. Afterwards, these people will offer various consultations to the residents of Georgia`s regions,` Manjgaladze said.
Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania visited IV Infantry Brigade in Vaziani today. The three soldiers, who were killed in a terror exlposion in Afghanistan on Monday, served in 42nd Battalion of this Brigade. The military held a moment of silence in respect of the memory of Georgian heroes.
National flag of Georgia was lowered at Georgia`s office of the Council of Europe on the day, when the nation mourns the death of three Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze attended the ceremony.
Court will discuss the cases of eight persons arrested with the charges of being connected to a criminal network abroad. Four other defendants were already sent to custody for two months within the pre-trial detention. The hearing was held late last night
President of Georgia has declared May 16 a Day of Mourning for the three Georgian soldiers who were killed in a combined attack on Shirgaza military base in Afghanistan three days ago. Flags have been lowered on every official office since the morning.
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Leader of the Democratic Movement - United Georgia, Nino Burjanadze is back to political activity. Burjanadze announced his decision to finish moratorium and return to active political life at the meeting with her party activists at the Ozurgeti Democratic Involvement Center today.
Government of Georgia proposes to declare May 16 a day of mourning to honor the three Georgian soldiers, who were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Afghanistan two days ago. The initiative has been sent to the president of Georgia today.
Leader of the political movement The Nationals, Sandro Bregadze asserts that the rally of the NGO Identoba, which is planned to be held on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17, is organized and supported by the United National Movement.
Former first deputy minister of internal affairs of Georgia, Gela Khvedelidze will be released from custody after paying 5000 GEL. Attorney of the defendant, who was arrested for organizing release of private live video on internet a few days ago, presented the motion to release Khvedelidze against 5000 GEL bail and the judge approved it.