POLITICS
Greece to Take Over On Georgia's Chairmanship of CoE Committee of Ministers
15 May, 2020
The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will officially be transferred from Georgia to Greece today.
The chairmanship will be passed at the meeting of the CoE committee of ministers in Strasbourg.

As the Foreign Affairs Ministry told InterPressNews, the meeting start at 1:00pm Tbilisi time and it will be opened by Irakli Giviashvili, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe.

Following Gviniashvili, Georgia’s Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani will deliver a speech and
sum up the achievements and results of Georgia’s Presidency, will review the measures taken in terms of the implementation of the priorities of Georgia’s chairmanship and the cultural program. The meeting will also be addressed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the President of the European Court of Human Rights, the Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

After Davit Zalkaliani's speech, the Ambassador of Georgia will hand over the symbolic key of the chairmanship to the Permanent Representative of Greece to the Council of Europe.

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe was transferred from France to Georgia during a meeting held in Strasbourg, the Organisation's headquarters, on 27 November 2019. The priorities of the Georgian Chairmanship included human rights and environmental protection, the participation of civil society in decision-making, child-friendly justice, and education, culture and youth engagement in strengthening democracy.


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