Armenian participants of the Eurovision 2012 boycott the annual contest demanding change of the country where it must be held this year. Azerbaijan`s capital is preparing to host the contest in 2012, but the Armenian contestants definitely will not take part in it. The group of Armenian singers sent a letter of address to the organizers of the contest, saying not a single singer will arrive in Baku, explaining political reasons of the boycott, which is along well-known conflict between the two nations, the murder of an Armenian citizen on Armenia-Azerbaijani border by a sniper. As it is stated in their message, they refuse to perform in a country where mass pogroms of Armenians were organized and were hatred towards Armenians reached state level. The singers announce that they are ready to participate in the song contest any time, if the European Union of Broadcasters decided to move the contest to another country, where peace and harmony will rule as it was during the Junior Eurovision in Yerevan, where Azerbaijan refused to participate. The organization committee of the contest has not replied to the address of Armenia so far.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has commented about the controversy around the Sakdrisi gold deposit and instructed the Minister of Culture to settle this dispute effectively as soon as possible.
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has held meeting with the Patriarch of All Armenians Karekin II within the official visit to the Republic of Armenia. The catholicos and the president discussed the religious-cultural relationship of the centuries-old history of Georgian and Armenian peoples.
Administration of the Patriarch of Georgia has released a special statement on the situation in Ukraine, where the number of victims has increased up to twenty-eight during the past few days` clashes and strikes between the riot police and the demonstrators.
Within the official visit to Azerbaijan, President of Georgia today visited the historic area of Baku, the Old City Icheri Sheheri. Giorgi Margvelashvili walked in the ancient streets of the Old City and saw the symbol of Baku - the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has proposed to found a museum of wine. Irakli Gharibashvili attended the presentation of the Research Project of Georgian Vine and Wine Culture at the National Museum today...