Georgia to take Chairmanship of CoE Committee of Ministers Today
Georgia will be Chairman of Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe from November 27, 2019, to May 15, 2020. The chairmanship will be handed over to Georgia from France on November 27 at a ceremony in Strasbourg.
Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs of France will give a symbolic key of the chairmanship to Davit Zalkaliani, Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Georgian Foreign Minister will then introduce priorities of Georgia’s chairmanship to the Committee of Ministers. According to Georgian Foreign Ministry, Georgia will have 4 priorities: human rights and environment protection; civil engagement in decision-making process; jurisdiction oriented on children; and strengthening of democracy with the engagement of education, culture and youth.
Georgian Foreign Minister and permanent representatives of member states of CoE will take a trip by a tram, which will bear the Georgian chairmanship logo and Georgian alphabet for 6 months. The Georgian state flag will be raised at the Republican Square in Strasbourg and Georgian national anthem will be performed.
During the chairmanship period, Georgia will organize about 20 activities at the Council of Europe, 1tv reports.