About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:14 - 18 Jan.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia Skips UNGA Vote on Jerusalem
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 Dec.'17 / 13:02


Panels in the General Assembly Hall showing the final count for the resolution on the status of Jerusalem, during the resumed 10th Emergency Special Session on Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias

Georgia decided not to attend the December 21 vote at the Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which voted on the draft resolution condemning the move of the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The resolution was adopted with 128 votes in favor to nine against, with 35 abstentions. 21 nations, Georgia among them, chose not to take part in the vote.

Shortly after the General Assembly vote, Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thanked the countries that did not support the resolution, including those that voted against, abstained and did not attend the vote.

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze commented on the matter few hours before the vote, saying the country would make its final decision on the basis of consultations with its partners. “This is a very sensitive matter,” stressed Janelidze.

Georgia recognized the statehood of Palestine in 1992, and voted in support of the UNGA resolution upgrading Palestine to non-member observer state status in the United Nations in 2012. The country also supports the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of a two-state solution.

Latest News
18 Jan.'18 16:14
Media Organizations Urge Parliament to Uphold Presidential Objections to Broadcasting Law
51 media organizations seek meeting with the Parliamentary Chairman and the majority group.
18 Jan.'18 14:22
Political Ratings in NDI-Commissioned Poll
GD enjoys strongest public support in the poll carried out after the October municipal elections.
17 Jan.'18 18:56
Three Pankisi Gorge Residents Questioned
Georgian State Security Service questioned three individuals for alleged ties with terrorism suspects.
17 Jan.'18 16:16
NATO Military Committee Holds Session on Georgia
Georgia’s progress on its defense reform and Substantial NATO-Georgia Package were discussed.
17 Jan.'18 12:41
Georgian, Latvian Parliaments Sign Strategic Partnership Memorandum
Georgian Parliament Speaker held talks with his Latvian counterpart, Foreign and Economy Ministers.
16 Jan.'18 17:53
CSOs Urge Parliament to Uphold Presidential Objections to Broadcasting Law
A group of thirty-six civil society organizations released a statement on the controversial GPB-related bill.
16 Jan.'18 16:28
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 22
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
16 Jan.'18 12:59
NDI-Commissioned Public Opinion Survey
Support for EU membership 72%, for NATO membership 64%.
16 Jan.'18 10:35
Freedom House: Georgia Remains ‘Partly Free’
Georgia’s rating in both political rights and civil liberties categories remained unchanged.
15 Jan.'18 18:36
President Vetoes Changes to Broadcasting Law
The bill, approved by the Parliament last month, envisages further expansion of powers of the GPB.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
56