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Press Conference of Press Speaker Khatia Moistsrapishvili

Press Conference of Press Speaker Khatia Moistsrapishvili

Khatia Moistsrapishvili, Press Speaker of the President of Georgia, held her weekly press conference. She briefed members of the media about the finalization of the Presidential Palace’s rehabilitation and the President’s visits to Minsk and Gremiskhevi.
 
“The rehabilitation of the historic part in the Presidential Palace is completed. The former Orbeliani Palace will soon be equipped with furniture that had been used for furnishing similar residences in Georgia. They were found in local families, and part of them was selected abroad.
 
“The decree on allocating financial resources to purchase the latter furniture will be issued today by the Government of Georgia. As soon as the Orbeliani Palace will regain its historic image, a museum space will be opened here with access to visitors.
 
“In order to encourage and promote artists, organized exhibitions will also be held. On behalf of President Salome Zourabichvili, I would like to extend our gratitude to those people who have been involved in this amazing work to give a new life to this palace with a historic heritage importance for Tbilisi and Georgia,” noted Khatia Moistsrapishvili.
 
The Press Speaker also briefed the media about the President’s upcoming visit to Minsk:
 
“President Salome Zourabichvili will pay a visit to the Republic of Belarus on 20-22 June.
 
“She will attend the Second European Games’ opening ceremony and support Georgian athletes there. The President of Georgia will also visit the Olympic City where the 61 participants from Georgia will live during the European Games.
 
“During her working visit in Minsk, official bilateral and enhanced format meetings will also be held with representatives of the Belarusian government, as well as with high-level delegations from diverse countries visiting the Republic of Belarus.”
 
Khatia Moistsrapishvili also summarized the President’s visit to the Gremiskhevi village near the occupation line of the Tskhinvali Region. She noted that President Zourabichvili celebrated Tijrobi Day, a traditional Georgian-Ossetian holiday, with locals living near the occupation line in the village.
“President Zourabichvili considers that it is important to preserve the centuries-old tradition of Georgian and Ossetian peoples living together and it is a crime to separate the population at the occupation line. The President of Georgia also emphasized that it is significant to assist people living near the line and create proper living conditions there, including by building an actual road to the village.
 
“Everything should be done to prevent these villages from being emptied. The President will raise the issue of building a road to Gremiskhevi to the Government,” stated the Press Speaker.