Public discussion with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia H.E. Ms. Maia Panjikidze

10.01.2013. 16:41

Latvian Transatlantic organisation (LATO) and Baltic to Black Sea Alliance (BBSA) cordially invites you to the public discussion with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia H.E. Ms. Maia Panjikidze.   Discussion will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 15:30 – 18:00 at the Radisson Blu Rīdzene Hotel, Reimersa Str. 1.    

Discussion’s language will be English.

It will be moderated by Dr. Andris Sprūds, director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, board member of Latvian Transatlantic organisation.

After the elections in October, 2012 the political coalition “Georgian Dream” leaded by Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili received majority seats in the Georgian Parliament. Despite such a victory, the new Government of Georgia declared that the foreign policy of Georgia remains the same and aims at the integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions.  How the new Government of Georgia plans to work in this direction? Are there some spheres or issues in the framework of the foreign policy on which the new Government plans to put more emphasis?  On January 4 in the interview in Democracy&Freedom Watch Foreign Minister stated that foreign policy is not separate from the domestic policy, but a continuation of it and that the requirements for being more integrated in NATO and EU are the same as the domestic goals. What are the tools and instruments by which the new Government plans to achieve harmony between domestic and foreign policy goals?

Aim of the discussion is to raise awareness about current Georgia’s foreign policy priorities and find out answers to the above mentioned questions.

To register for the discussion, please, RSVP: katrina@lato.lv or call 22572285 or by filling an on-line registration by Monday, January 14, till 15.pm.

Discussion is supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Latvia.