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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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Council of Europe and Georgia launch three-year Action Plan

Tbilisi, 05.02.2014 – Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will visit Tbilisi on 6 February for the official launch of the Organisation’s three-year action plan to support Georgia’s reform agenda in the areas of human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
The Secretary General and the Georgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Maia Panjikidze, will open the launching event at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani and the Minister of Corrections, Sozar Subari.
The new plan will cost € 17 million to implement. It lays the ground for Georgia’s intensified cooperation with the Council of Europe in a range of agreed priority areas including the protection and promotion of human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, strengthening judicial independence and efficiency, support to criminal justice reforms and strengthening local democracy and self-government reforms.
During his visit on 6 February, the Secretary General will have a number of meetings including with the President, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maia Panjikidze, and members of the Georgian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
A press conference with Mr Jagland and Ms Panjikidze is scheduled on 6 February at 12.35. For accreditation, please contact Mr Irakli Vekua, tel: +995 32 294 50 00 or
Media requests may be addressed to Mr Jagland’s spokesperson, Daniel Höltgen, on Tel +33 6 68 29 87 51 or
For other queries, please contact the Council of Europe Office in Georgia on +995 32) 291 38 70/ 71/72/73 or





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