Georgian President in High Level Events in New York
"The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, has participated in a high-level round-table discussion called “Future of East Europe, Strengthening of Women” during his working visit to New Yok" - the presidential administration has said.
According to the administration, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović as well as former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other high-ranking US guests participated in the discussion.
A statement by the administration said “Giorgi Margvelashvili expressed his gratitude towards Dalia Grybauskaitė for her invitation to the event.”
It went on to speak of Georgian challenges with gender equality and noted that “all post-soviet countries had passed through the difficult transition period on their way to democracy and women undertook the whole weight of those difficulties in Georgia.”
The president emphasized that the government is committed to supporting the provision of gender equality in all aspects of life stating that it is “… one of the important warranties of the social and economic development of the state.”
When discussing the topic, the president underlined that legislation and policy in Georgia provides the ambitious plans to strengthen the public involvement of women, saying however “revision of the relevant legislation is still needed, which provides the policy and increase in women’s equal participation in terms of decision-making.”
According to Margvelashvili, Eastern European countries have accumulated a lot of experience on the way to gender equality thanks to the meeting. They believe that the support and development of women’s potential and talent is one of the preconditions for a peaceful and stable future.
The round-table discussion was attended by National Security Council Secretary Irina Imerlishvili and other members of the Georgian delegation, together with the President.
Two Georgian delegations, headed by the President and Prime Minister, left for the United States last week to participate in various high-ranking events in New York and Washington DC.