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​President Margvelashvili Calls on the Government Not to Abolish the Presidential Reserve Fund

Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia has attended the presentation of the report of the Presidential Reserve Fund and addressed the participants of the projects financed by the Fund. President Margvelashvili has thanked the guests for taking part in the projects and awarded the Order of Honor to Nino Kadagidze, Nino Tsintsadze, Nino Kiknadze, Rusudan Asatiani, and Tamar (Iza) Bekauri for establishing humane values and carrying out active social and charitable activities.
In his address, President Margvelashvili has underscored the importance of the Presidential Reserve Fund, calling on the authorities to reexamine their decision on abolishing the Presidential Reserve Fund and let the future president communicate with the society through the Fund.
"This Fund is an opportunity for a president to be in personal touch with your citizens and I urge the Government not to abolish it, but on the contrary, let the future president communicate with the society and serve the homeland. Hopefully, they will consider my view,” President Margvelashvili said, underscoring the two key aspects of the president’s institute.
"First, being a president enables you to communicate strong messages at international summits, multilateral meetings, and face-to-face meetings about independence and strength of Georgia –  the state that will never tolerate occupation, that has its own choice and path, that unites free people, and that has historically always had a free choice, even in more difficult situations than the current. Even large empires had failed to change our belief, language, agricultural style and etc.,” President Margvelashvili explained.
"The second role of a non-executive president is a far more individual, personal. This is the ability to be in personal touch with the citizens of your country and know exactly what requires special attention. This is not because some ministries do not operate or the system is dysfunctional; even if everything is in ideal state, the ability to discover and highlight people’s needs is the second role of a non-executive president, who does not build roads, appoint ministers and install irrigation systems. This second role is also crucial because even if you do not have any financial resources, your ability to put emphasis on society’s specific problems, needs, initiatives, talents, and abilities already gives these initiatives a different status in the society,” President Margvelashvili added and presented the Constitution of Georgia published in French in 1922 to the National Library.
As part of the event, Maka Chichua, First Lady of Georgia who had also been involved in the projects financed by the Presidential Reserve Fund addressed the audience and thanked participants of the projects for active involvement. At the end, presentation of the e-book about the activities of the Presidential Reserve Fund was held. From 2014 to 2018, 405 projects involving more than 100 organizations have been financed by the Presidential Reserve Fund.
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