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Monday, March 14
Ruling team welcomes cooperation between Georgia, Abkhazian and Ossetian businessmen

Versia reports that the Georgian authorities are ready to support joint business projects run by Georgian, Abkhazian and Ossetian businessmen, however they will only agree those projects if they are run under Georgian legislation.

This kind of meeting was held in Cyprus a few days ago where the President of Kazbegi company took part together with Abkhazian and Ossetian counterparts. Commenting on this issue, leader of ruling party Petre Tsiskarishvili stated that if those business activities will be within Georgian legislation the state will not have anything against it.

Representative of the Foreign Relations Parliamentary Committee Koba Khabazi said that one thing he did not like about this meeting was that among the invited businessmen were Abkhazians and Ossetians with Georgian citizenship.

Drinking water is of a good quality

Dinking water supplied to the residents of Tbilisi meets the international standards and the recommendations of the international healthcare organization - the representatives of the Georgian Water and Power Company have announced, 24 Hours reports.

The representatives of the company gave a briefing some days ago in response to the reports, which said that the drinking water in Tbilisi was of low quality and did not meet required standards. The company representatives said the water was under their permanent control along with other independent laboratories.

Georgia, Solomon Islands establish diplomatic relations

Georgia and Solomon Islands have signed a protocol on establishing diplomatic and consular relations, 24 Hours reports.

As per the protocol, the countries will act according to the principles of national sovereignty, friendly relations, non-violation of state boundaries and territorial integrity.

The signing ceremony was held at the Georgian delegation to the UN in New-York. The sides informed UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon of the event as per the established tradition.

Georgia has already established diplomatic relations with 7 states in 2011.

In all, Georgia has diplomatic relations with 153 out of 191 countries of the world.