Executive Government Meeting held on January 9, 2020 Print Version

2020-01-09

Today's Government meeting at the Administration of the Government was held under the chairmanship of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia. The Cabinet discussed 18 issues on its meeting agenda.

"Peaceful negotiations and active diplomacy have no alternatives as any tension in the wider region is a major problem for security and economic development" stated Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia at the Executive Government Meeting today, when commenting on the recent development of events in the Middle East.

According to the Prime Minister, Government of Georgia has been in contact with its international partners from the very first day and has been closely observing the development of events together with them.

"Worldwide attention was focused on the tension escalated in the Middle East in recent days. We have been fully synchronized in keeping close contact with our international partners and in considerately observing the development of events together with them.

That is why, we have kept most close contact with our international partners and considerately observing what is happening in the wider region. In addition, every respective institution of the Government of Georgia - both in terms of security and foreign affairs - are in close contact with their counterparts and pursue joint efforts to fully analyze the threats that may be faced by our country as a result of developments in the region" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

According to the Head of Government of Georgia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been instructed to fully support each citizen of the country within the zone of tension to avoid the potential complications and this effort should be channeled through diplomatic representations, consulates and embassies.

Prime Minister of Georgia also reviewed certain complications faced in terms of water supply at the ski resorts of the country in the beginning of the year. Issues were experienced both in Gudauri and Bakuriani. According to the Head of Government of Georgia, causing reasons are already known. Prime Minister of Georgia stressed that more preventive work was required towards this end.

"Effort taken by the Government of Georgia in recent years towards attracting tourists to the country is the most cherished one. Message is clear and direct: we should have addressed the issue. It should not have happened, especially when we know today with certainty what actually caused it in terms of objective and subjective factors. We understand that the problem is quite systemic. We also understand that relevant conclusions need to be drawn. They are already apparent and 2020 should be entirely dedicated to having no cases of this kind in the coming year" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

In addition to this and as noted by the Head of Government of Georgia, authorities will pay a special attention to education in 2020. It should serve as a basis of increased employment, eradication of imbalance currently witnessed at our labor market.

In the opinion of the Prime Minister of Georgia, teachers of tertiary education institutions will get a significantly increased hourly remuneration in line with the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Education of Georgia and their average monthly salary will reach almost 1800 GEL.

"In line with the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Education of Georgia, hourly remuneration of teachers at tertiary education institutions will be increased and their average monthly salary will be around 1800 GEL. You may well be aware that we are implementing a systemic reform in the education system and most significant part of it is the component of general schooling. From 2020 we will already be focusing on education, which should become a basis of increased employment and eradication of imbalance witnessed at out labor market" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.


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