A new office - strategic development agency was formed in the government of Georgia. The agency was formed under the initiative of the president and it will be authorized to coordinate tourism infrastructure projects in the country, including rehabilitation projects in Kakheti and Imereti Regions and construction of a new resort city in the west of Georgia - Lazika.
Minister of Sustainable Development and Economics of Georgia Vera kKobalia introduced the functions and the responsibilities of the agency to its head.
Municipal Elections will be conducted on June 15, 2014. The Central Election Commission of Georgia has already received the ordinance of the President of Georgia countersigned by the Government of Georgia.
ODIHR has confirmed that its rejection of invitation to Georgia for observing the local government elections was conditioned by financial problems. The ODIHR has sent a letter to Rustavi2 defining these reasons in details.
A horrible murder has occurred in Azerbaijan - two ethnic Georgians residing in the Kakhi province of Azerbaijan, were found killed at their home this morning. As local media is reporting, both men were found beheaded, arguably, with a heavy object.
Georgian government does not expect arrival of many international observers at the local government elections, which will be held in Georgia on June 15th - Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze told journalists today after the meeting of the government.