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24/06/2022 | 11:26:25 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to talk about yesterday's decision by the European Council. The European Council has granted candidate status to two of our friendly nations, Ukraine and Moldova, and has recognised the European perspective of Georgia. I congratulate Moldova and Ukraine on their candidacy, and of course, recognise the important step and important chapter that Georgia steps into in terms of Euro-Atlantic integration. This is the great challenge that we have upon us. We... 28/04/2022 | 18:41:04 Thank you, Chairman. First of all, of course, I have to join all of my colleagues in thanking our rapporteurs. I have to underline that these gentlemen, our colleagues, have a very deep understanding of the situation that is ongoing in Georgia. And I have to underline that they have been dedicated to the issues of Georgia and we always felt the support from their side, also from the Secretariat, to support Georgia on the democratic reforms and to support Georgia when it is necessary and... 15/03/2022 | 17:53:31 Thank you, Mister President. An unprecedented aggression and full-fledged war by the Russian Federation against Ukraine has breached every principle of international law and the rules governing international relations. And this is happening in Europe, in 2022. And this is happening despite the efforts that everybody gave here to give peace a chance. It is almost impossible to find consoling words or grasp the magnitude of pain, Ukrainians are going through right now. I once again reaffirm our... 27/09/2021 | 17:09:56 Dear colleagues, Caucasus accounts for most of the armed conflicts of the post-Soviet space. It is in the Caucasus, where Georgian occupied territories have turned into the source of constant humanitarian crises stemming from the deliberate aggressive policy and hybrid warfare waged by the Russian Federation, in blatant violation of international law. Occupation has not stopped Georgia exploring the ways to support dialogue and confidence-building in the region. Right after the Karabakh war... 25/01/2021 | 17:51:16 Dear members of the Assembly, first of all it's my great honor to once again be present at this Hemicycle and address you. I would like to thank members of the Monitoring Committee and Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN himself. He used to be the rapporteur on Georgia and he has a first-hand experience of my country. Since the accession to the Council of Europe, Georgia has made a dramatic transformation and in 2020 it culminated into Georgia's presidency of Committee of Ministers. I believe, amidst...