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Thursday, February 17
Georgian party blames authorities

Akhali Taoba writes that the Georgian party blames the authorities for attempting to weaken their party. Georgian party members claim they were not allowed to rent a number of halls in Kutaisi. According to them they needed halls for establishing their regional offices. The Georgian party claims that this was done by the ruling authorities because they see the Georgian Party as a serious threat to their place in power.

The Georgian party released a statement reading that Saakashvili’s government did its best to hinder their event planned this week to establish a regional office in Kutaisi. “We have asked to rent Opera and Ballet theatre hall in Kutaisi but our request was not satisfied, then we asked for Drama theatre hall but without any success. They did not have good answers as to why we could not rent these places. Soon it became known to us that the manager of one of those theatres is a member of Kutaisi council, who was told by the governor’s office that if he rented the theatre hall to us, then he would be dismissed. The Georgian party demands that the authorities stop discriminating and create equal conditions for all political parties according to the law,” the Georgian party statement reads.

Head of Georgia’s Tourism Agency met her Moldovan Counterpart

The Head of the Moldovan Tourism Agency Ludmila Demetrash is paying an official visit to Georgia, 24 Hours reports.

The Head of Georgia’s TA Maia Sidamonidze has held a meeting with Demetrash at Tourism Information Center. The sides discussed cooperation issues between the two countries and talked over the enhancement of partnership in terms of GUAM with the goal to create a united tourist product to further launch it on the international market.

Sidamonidze and Demetrash focused on the Memorandum of Cooperation to be signed within the sidelines of the Moldovan Tourist exhibition scheduled for April.

After the meeting, the Moldovan official went to Kakheti to visit the ancient wine cellars and got acquainted with the traditions and culture of Georgian wine.

Ludmila Demetrash has already met with Levan Varshalomidze, head of the Adjarian government in the city of Batumi, Adjara region. The guest was shown the tourist potential of the region.