Leader of the Georgian Labour Party denies that he is abandoning politics. Shalva Natelashvili said at the briefing today that the party is actively working and preparing for the forthcoming parliamentary elections planned for October this year.
"I`d like to emphasize that the Labour Party does not belong to anyone, but it is an organization created in result of the political fight carried out by whole Georgia. The party has never withdrawn before anyone in the fight for interests of the nation and the people and it will never collapse until Georgia exists;
"I will not go anywhere until I enjoy two presidential terms;
"The pre-election start has been anounced since today. There is nothing much to choose. There are two forces - us or them - no one else! I`m confident all Georgian citizens who can`t be sold will stand with us!" he said.
Shalva Natelashvili at the briefing also named those persons, who are going to head regional headquarters of the party during the pre-election campaign.
United National Movement is concerned about the growth of unemployment in the country. Zurab Japaridze of the party briefed in this regards today and announced that according to the official statistics published yesterday, the number of the citizens, who lost their jobs in private sector in the first quarter of the year 2013 reached 42,000.
NATO-Georgia Commission has assembled in Brussels today, where the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Irakli Alasania delivered a speech about meaning of ISAF mission and Georgia`s participation in this program after 2014.
The Security Council session is scheduled for 16:00 today and it will be held at the president`s residence. This is the first session of the council that is to be held since the change of government in Georgia.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Panjikidze proposes to postpone the Security Council session scheduled for today until next Monday. Minister says it would better if the council assembled after she and the minister of defense return to Georgia.
Georgian Prime Minister`s special representative for relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze will hold his next meeting with the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Russia Gregory Karasin in Prague today. Zurab Abashidze said before the departure that the situation along the occupation boundary line would be discussed at the meeting even though t he issue is not included in the agenda.
Two citizens of Georgia detained by Russian occupants in the villages bordering the occupied Tskhinvali Region, were last seen in Tskhinvali prison. The whereabouts of Rostom Sosiashvili and Temur Gigauri was so far unknown...
Prime Minister says it is unintelligible for him for what the State Security Secretary Giga Bokeria takes salary. In the interview with the Resume TV program, the State Security Council had not assembled during past eight months.