Tbilisi international forum on Globalization and Dialogue among civilizations starts

Tbilisi international forum on Globalization and Dialogue among civilizations starts
# 24 May 2007 13:46 (UTC +04:00)
Georgian Ministries for Education, Foreign Affairs , Culture and Sports, Georgian President’s mother, chairman of Georgia-Azerbaijan Friendship House Giuli Alasaniya-chaired Georgia National Committee of Dialogue Eurasia Platform Organization are participating in the forum.
The representatives from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, Russia, France, Germany, Poland, UAE, US, Romania, Austria, Kazakhstan and other states attended the forum. Armenia is not represented at the international forum.
Mikhail Saakashvili addressing the meeting said three or four years ago Georgia’s economic situation was very bad. “80 percent of population was not provided with electricity. This problem has already been settled. Georgia was poor country in 2002 now it is one of the quickly developing countries. Georgia is invested much more now, the roads have been repaired and energy security is provided”.
Touching upon the dialogue among civilizations Mikhail Saakashvili said Georgia is multinational country where Azerbaijanis and Georgians live in peace. “Previous Georgian government and my opposition called me and Zurab Jvaniya Armenian. But I am pure Georgian. I answered them if you hate Armenians I am Armenian, if you hate Azerbaijanis I am Azerbaijani, if you hate Jewish I am Jewish”.
Georgian President said there is no ethnic discrimination in his country. ”Marneuli International University gives Georgian language lessons.” I am proud of that every day Azerbaijanis and Armenians raise Georgian flag and sings Georgian march before starting lessons”. Mikhail Saakashvili stressed the existence of religious tolerance in Georgia. Georgian Orthodox Church play huge role in the development of his country and tolerance. I extend my gratitude to Ilia II. Tbilisi is the place of connection of church, synagogue and mosque”.
Catolicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II speaking on the importance of dialogue between religions said dialogue among cultures mean dialogue among religions too. The world can not exist without globalization today. But the globalization should not violate national spirit of nations and states”.
Azerbaijan MP Ganira Pashayeva, Director General of Azeri Press Agency (APA) Vusale Mahirgizi and editor of “Azad Azerbaijan “TV Etibar Mammadov are expected to address the meeting./APA/
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