On 5 November 2013 Embassy of Georgia in Riga in cooperation with Latvian Institute of International Affairs and Riga Graduate School of Law have organised a public discussion "Georgia and Eastern Partnership: after the presidential elections, before the Vilnius Summit".
Guest speakers were the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. David Usupashvili and the Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Mrs. Solvita Aboltina. Moderator for the discussion - the Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Andris Spruds.
15:00-16:30 “Georgia and Eastern Partnership: after the presidential elections, before the Vilnius Summit”
- Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. David Usupashvili
- Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Mrs. Solvita Aboltina
Moderator: Mr. Andris Spruds, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs
16:30-17:00 Coffee & Snacks
Already for the second time during the one year period Georgia is voting. Georgian population is electing not only the future head of the state, but its new destiny in a developed world. One year ago Georgia managed and proved its devotion to democratic principles. The Presidential elections of 27th of October, 2013 are going to be another test for young democracy and challenge for every political power involved in.
The foreign policy priorities of Georgia remain unchanged and aim towards the integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. Now is the time how international community responses to willingness of young democracies to join democratic world.
Vilnius Eastern partnership Summit -Summit of historic opportunities and challenges for the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the EU. What are the expectations from the Vilnius and afterwards?
The discussion is supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Latvian Transatlantic Organization.