OSCE Secretary General, Helga Maria Schmid, arrived in Georgia today, June 14 for meetings with high-level officials and other stakeholders.
“Just arrived in Tbilisi. Looking forward to meeting officials, parliamentarians, and civil society, and seeing first-hand the situation of conflict-affected people. The OSCE continues to support related efforts & actively engages in the framework of Geneva International Discussions,” she posted on her Twitter page.
OSCE reports she will meet with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Tea Akhvlediani, and members of parliament. She also plans to meet with representatives of civil society and OSCE partners.
Secretary General Schmid will discuss ongoing and future co-operation between Georgia and the OSCE, ways the Organization can support Georgia in implementing its OSCE commitments, and the OSCE’s engagement in the context of the Geneva International Discussions and related issues.
She will also address participants of the 100th meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) in Ergneti, which the OSCE co-moderates with the European Union Monitoring Mission to Georgia (EUMM).
On 14 June, she will participate in the inauguration of the potable water supply system that provides access to clean drinking water for 144 households in the conflict-affected village of Tsitsagiaantkari, in the Shida Kartli region.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze