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Georgian Presidents participates in discussion “Future of East Europe, Strengthening of Women”

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili participated in a high-level roundtable discussion “Future of East Europe, Strengthening of Women” during his working visit in New York.
 
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, as well as the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and other US high-ranking guests participated in the discussion.
 
Giorgi Margvelashvili expressed his gratitude towards Dalia Grybauskaitė for her invitation to the event.
 
The first person of the country spoke about Georgia’s challenges in the direction of gender equality and noted that all post-soviet countries had passed through the difficult transition period on their way to democracy and exactly women undertook the whole weight of those difficulties in Georgia.
 
According to the President of Georgia the government of the country is committed to supporting the provision of gender equality in all aspects of life, which in turn is one of the important warranties of the social and economic development of the state.
 
Legislation and policy of Georgia provides the ambitious plans to strengthen the public involvement of women.
 
However, according to the President of Georgia, revision of the relevant legislation is still needed, which provides the policy and increase in women’s equal participation in terms of decision-making.
 
Giorgi Margvelashvili noted that the East European Countries has accumulated a great experience on the way to gender equality development and provision, which provides the support and development of women’s potential and talent on the basis of sharing and cooperation, becoming one of the preconditions for a peaceful future and stability.
 
The roundtable discussion was attended by the National Security Council Secretary Irina Imerlishvili and other members of Georgian delegation, together with the President of Georgia.
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