Mikheil Saakashvili: Nothing Unusual In Staff Reshuffle

Tbilisi. August 30 (Prime-News) – Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, sees nothing unusual in staff reshuffle.

Mikheil Saakashvili told journalists that the government of Georgia is a united, strategic team that implements agreed, stable policy.

“The major difference between our cabinet and the governments of some other countries is that our cabinet is a united team. The government of Georgia is orientated on result,” stated the President of Georgia.

Zurab Noghaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia, named new composition of the cabinet of ministers on Thursday.

Zurab Noghaideli declared at a special breifing on Thursday that on the basis of the decision taken by the President of Georgia Lekso Aleksishvili, acting Minister of Finance of Georgia, will be presented on the post of the President of Georgian National Bank. The candidature of Lekso Aleksishvili will be approved in September, after acting President Roman Gotsiridze quits the post.

The candidature of Nika Gialuri, acting Minister of Energy, is presented on the post of the Mnister of Finance. Aleksandre Khetaguri, President of Georgian Oil and Gas Cooperation, will replace Nika Gilauri on the post of the Mnister of energy of Georgia.

Zurab Noghaideli admitted that Aleksandre Khetaguri occupied the post of Deputy Minister of Energy in previous years and is acquainted with energy system.

Gia Kavtaradze, acting Minister of Justice, failed to retain his post. According to Zurab Noghaideli, Gia Kavtaradze has taken decision to return back to business. The candidature of Eka Tkeshelashvili is presented on the post of the Minster of Justice of Georgia.

Zurab Noghaideli noted that further staff reshuffle was not expected. He will present revised cabinet of ministers and a new program to the parliament of Georgia for approval in two days.

Lado Chipashvili, Minister of Labour, Healthcare and Social Affairs of Georgia, left his post in consequence of staff reshuffle. Lado Chipashvili will be appointed as the Ambassador of Georgia to Czech Republic. Kakha Sikharulidze, former Ambassador of Georgia to Czech Republic will return to Georgia and will occupy an important post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

Davit Tkeshelashvili, acting Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, will become the Minister of Labour, Healthcare and Social Affairs.

Davit Chantladze, acting Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, will occupy the post of the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources.

President Opened Amusement Park In Village Tamarasheni

Tbilisi. August 30 (Prime-News) – Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, visited South Ossetian conflict zone, where he opened a new amusement park.

Dimitri Sanakoev, Head of Tbilisi Loyal South Ossetian Provisional Administration, accompanied the President of Georgia in the village Tamarasheni.

New cinema center and disco club was opened in the village Tamarasheni a month ago.

Acting Chairman Of OSCE And Lavrov Discussed August 06 Missile Incident

Tbilisi. August 30 (Prime-News) – Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, OSCE Chairman-in-Office held meeting with Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and discussed the August 06 missile incident.

Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos had briefed Sergey Lavrov about the results of fact-finding visits by his special envoy for this issue, Miomir Zuzul, in Moscow and Tbilisi.

Moratinos admitted that he plans to visit Georgia in the next week.

A range of OSCE-related topics, including the so-called protracted conflicts and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, were also discussed during the talks.

Miomir Zuzul, the special representative of the OSCE, visited Tbilisi and Moscow in order to investigate the incident connected to the violation of Georgia state border, incursion into airspace and bombing of the territory of Georgia on August 06.