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Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland Discusses Key Issues on his Visit to Tbilisi

Georgia-Council of Europe cooperation, the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories, the engagement of the Council of Europe in protecting human rights and trust-building in the conflict zones were the main topics discussed at the meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

The discussion also involved Georgia’s constitutional amendments, judiciary reform, and the importance of human rights monitoring in Georgia’s occupied territories.

The parties discussed the 2016-2019 Action Plan of the Council of Europe, which includes effectively ensuring rule of law, human rights protection, and trust-building in Georgia.

During the meeting, the Secretary General commended Georgia’s progress in democratic reforms.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili thanked the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for supporting Georgia’s ongoing reforms.

According to the Prime Minister, the Government of Georgia values “Conflict in Georgia”, a consolidated report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in which he describes the security, human rights, and humanitarian situation in Georgia’s occupied territories.

The meeting at the Government Administration building was attended by Cristian Urse (Head of the Georgia Office of the Council of Europe) and the Georgian side represented by foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze, the Prime Minister’s Foreign Adviser Tedo Japaridze, and Georgia’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe Constantine Korkelia.