About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:19 - 1 Oct.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
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
01 Oct.'14 15:19
EU Commissioner-Designate Hahn on Georgia
Johannes Hahn told MEPs lot remains to be done in Georgia, noting need for removing internal “tension.”
30 Sep.'14 13:11
August GDP Growth 5.2% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 6.1% y/y in the first eight months of 2014, according to Geostat.
29 Sep.'14 21:11
President Re-Nominates Supreme Court Judge Candidates
These candidates were voted down two months ago by the GD parliamentary majority.
29 Sep.'14 16:18
Abkhaz Leader Appoints New PM
Khajimba has also appointed new chief of the state security service of the breakaway region.
29 Sep.'14 00:35
Georgian, Turkish Presidents Meet in Istanbul
Margvelashvili is in Istanbul to participate in a two-day World Economic Forum meeting.
28 Sep.'14 12:05
Lavrov Calls for Talks on Security Architecture in Euro-Atlantic, Including Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
In UN speech he said these countries should not face choice of “either with us or against us.”
27 Sep.'14 05:14
In UN Speech, PM Speaks of Georgia’s ‘Significant Progress’
He started his 20-minute speech by speaking about Georgia’s “unwavering transformation to freedom.”
26 Sep.'14 13:49
Georgian PM’s Bilateral Meetings at UN
PM Garibashvili met Iranian President and some other leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
25 Sep.'14 22:53
PM: Georgia’s Contribution to Anti-IS Coalition will be ‘Symbolic’
Garibashvili denied reports about Tbilisi offering to host training center for anti-IS fighters.
25 Sep.'14 21:45
New Abkhaz Leader Takes Office
Kremlin official says financial aid to Abkhazia will double after signing of new cooperation treaty.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
11