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Thursday, January 22
Zurab Adeishvili provides at least two European governments with consultations

Besides Ukraine, Zurab Adeishvili provides at least two more European governments with consultations, said Gia Getsadze, former Georgian high-rank official, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.

According to him, Zurab Adeishvili visits Ukraine to provide consultations.

“He has been declared wanted in Georgia, but EU member countries still listen to him,”- Getsadze said.

Former Minister of Justice of Georgia Zurab Adeishvili is wanted by the current government of Georgia. (IPN)

“Swedish aid to Georgia spent on talk shows about EU, NATO membership”

Swedish financial aid to Georgia has been used by American organizations operating in the country to produce talk shows, as well as radio and television programs, about the European Union and NATO membership, the Aftonbladet tabloid newspaper reported on Tuesday, according to Sputnik.

According to Aftonbladet, since 2007, 95 million Swedish kronor (around $12 million) went towards American organizations in Georgia, such as the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Eurasia Foundation (EF) and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF). These organizations, claiming to promote the democratization of certain countries, spent vast amounts of money on radio and television shows, talk shows, and salaries to the heads of the companies and flights to Washington.

"The aid has been assessed as highly relevant," the spokesperson of Sida, the government agency responsible for Sweden's assistance to developing countries, said, as quoted by Aftonbladet, according to Sputnik. (Frontnews)

Georgian Defense, Interior Ministers Visit Spain

Georgian Defense and Interior Ministers, Mindia Janelidze and Alexander Chikaidze, respectively, are visiting Spain.

Defense Minister Mindia Janelidze will met his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Morenes Eulate, according to the Georgian MoD.

Interior Minister Alexander Chikaidze will hold talks with his Spanish counterpart, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, and will sign an agreement between the two countries on cooperation in fight against crime, according to the Georgian Interior Ministry.

The Georgian Interior Minister is accompanied by his deputy Archil Talakvadze; chief of criminal police department Ivane Papiashvili; head of National Central Bureau of Interpol Alexander Arakishvili and head of Interior Ministry’s international relations department Shalva Kvinikhidze. (

Former officials are to deliver lectures in Ukraine

As per former official Khatia Dekanoidze, along with her Ukrainian partners, she founded a civil and political school in Ukraine a few months ago, which will prepare the next generation of Ukrainians.

"About 300 people have been registered on our website. They will be interviewed during 2 days and we’ll select up to 40 best students by February 9. The learning process will start on February 9. The first lectures will refer to international relations and regional political processes; Sergi Kapanadze will lead these lectures. He has a good reputation in Ukraine. Eka Tkeshelashvili and Batu Kutelia will also deliver lectures at school. We have both foreign and local lecturers. A school of this kind has never existed in Ukraine and the Ukrainian audience is interested in sharing the Georgian experiences. I’ll hold a presentation at the Ukrainian Rada on February 6; I’ll ask the MPs to engage in the development of our lectures and school", - said Georgia’s ex-Minister of Education, Khatia Dekanoidze. (

Georgia, US discuss regional security

The Secretary of the Council for Security and Crisis Management of Georgia Davit Sujashvili discussed cooperation in regional security during a meeting with US Ambassador Richard Norland, the press service of the Georgian government told Trend Jan.21.

“We discussed a wide range of issues that are of great interest in terms of security and international relations for both Georgia and the US,” Norland said. “It was quite a fruitful meeting and I hope that these relations will continue.”

The diplomat said that Georgia and the United States are strategic partners, and the US will try to help Georgia wherever it is possible.

He said that Georgia needs to maximize the use of diplomacy and international relations.

In turn, Davit Sujashvili said that cooperation of the country with the United States on security issues is of paramount importance.

“I believe that today we have had a very fruitful meeting,” he said. “We discussed issues of our interest, the situation in the region, global processes.” (