About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:39 - 22 Oct.'16
Obama Congratulates Georgia's Incoming President
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 17 Nov.'13 / 00:15

On the eve of inauguration of Giorgi Margvelashvili as Georgia’s new president, U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Georgia and praised the role of outgoing president Saakashvili and outgoing PM Ivanishvili for "strengthening" country’s democratic institutions.

“On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Georgia as they celebrate the inauguration of a new President and mark the first time a presidential transition has taken place as the result of a peaceful, democratic election.  I extend my warm congratulations to President Giorgi Margvelashvili on his inauguration day,” Obama said in a statement on November 16.

“The path to this day was marked by the contributions of many distinguished political leaders over the past twenty years, including outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili and Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who have both played a vital role in strengthening Georgia’s democratic institutions, together with civil society and the people of Georgia.  We appreciate what these two leaders have accomplished during their respective tenures and look forward to working with their successors to continue the strong and deep bonds that the United States and Georgia have enjoyed for over twenty years,” reads the statement.

“Georgia is making significant progress in consolidating democratic institutions, including through its commitments under the Open Government Partnership and its promotion of women’s participation in public life, and is moving forward on the path to fulfilling its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.”

“As we mark this momentous political transition, I call on all of Georgia’s political leaders to work together, and continue to work with civil society, to build on this achievement,” President Obama said in the statement.

Latest News
22 Oct.'16 20:39
Polls Closed, Vote Count Underway
Outcome of repeat elections will decide whether runoffs will be required in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
22 Oct.'16 14:11
CEC: Voter Turnout in Four Precincts by Noon
The highest voter turnout was recorded in precinct No.108 in the village of Jikhashkari by noon.
22 Oct.'16 11:00
Polls Open for Repeat Elections in Four Precincts
Repeat vote should decide whether races for Zugdidi and Marneuli majoritarian MP seats go into runoff.
21 Oct.'16 19:24
One Soldier Dead After Army Truck Overturns in Eastern Georgia
Accident occurred near the village of Bodbe when the truck was transporting 37 soldiers.
21 Oct.'16 13:50
Final Results of Adjara Elections
4 parties cleared threshold: GDDG - 45.13%; UNM - 29.62%; Burjanadze’s party - 5.89%, APG - 5.7%.
20 Oct.'16 19:10
Constitutional Court Elects New Chairman
Zaza Tavadze, who is a member of the Constitutional Court since 2010, took the chairmanship.
20 Oct.'16 14:29
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Russian MFA: “readiness to continue pragmatic course to gradually normalize” ties was reaffirmed.
20 Oct.'16 11:27
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Jan-Sept. 2016
Foreign trade turnover declined 4.3% y/y, excluding one-off import of medicines.
19 Oct.'16 16:11
President Welcomes Proposal to Launch Group on Drafting Constitutional Amendments
President offers the group to be co-chaired by him, PM and parliament speaker.
19 Oct.'16 14:33
CEC Sets Runoff, Repeat Elections Dates
Second round of majoritarian MP elections set for Oct.30; repeat elections in four precincts – Oct.22.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.