Unprecedented Diplomat Award to be held by GJ
21 April, 2011
Unprecedented Diplomat Award to be held by GJ

Georgian Journal continues informing our readers about the grand project to be launched by Media Palitra. The Award ceremony will take place in autumn and Georgian Journal will identify the Diplomat of the Year.


Before the final event, which will take place in October 2011, a month-long inquiry will be carried out. On the basis of the inquiry several ambassadors will be granted special prizes and diplomas at the award ceremony. The main goal of

the project is to make the Diplomatic Corps more active in supporting of country’s development as well as refining of Georgia’s foreign policy. Furthermore, the project aims to contribute strengthening of relations between media sector and diplomats accredited in Georgia.
Currently Georgian Journal inquired into the opinion of Georgian politicians about the scheduled event.
“This is an extraordinary initiative. It will be an act of appraisal and gratitude on the part of our society addressed to members of the Diplomatic Corps who are most active in consolidating the relations between Georgia and other countries, and who are promoting our values and interests. At present there are certain diplomats and embassies in Georgia that raise problematic and relevant issues for public discussions; their remarks and observations are extremely significant and interesting. Diplomats play crucial part in problem-solving; they play important role in conflict resolution issues. That is why we welcome this initiative, which proves the appreciation of the activity of the Diplomatic Corps”, Giorgi Akhvlediani, Leader of Christian-Democratic Movement told Georgian Journal.
“Since diplomats are representatives of their countries in Georgia, their work here is of great importance  because in the long run their activity amounts to sending messages to their countries and therefore each their step here, their impressions and deeds have consequences for Georgia. Besides, I think it would be rather interesting to fuse their political and social lives. That way our public will be aware of their political activities as well as of their social efficacy. It might be quite challenging”, Didube District Majoritarian MP Guram Chakhvadze says.
“I am already looking forward to hearing what the outcome of the procedure will be! This is quite an extravagant idea and I don’t recall such an event to have taken place before. I am ready to support this positive initiative by all possible means. It is a project worth of implementing; I welcome the idea”, member of parliament Gia Tortladze said.
Journalists of printed and electronic media, along with all members of “Media Palitra Publishers” will attend and cover the ceremony which will be launched in autumn 2011 and ever since it will be held annually.
Prior to the Diplomat Award Ceremony the Georgian Journal will be providing detailed information to its readers and the organizations concerned.

 

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