PACE studies national minorities in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 24 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
PACE Monitoring Committee rapporteurs Matyas Eorsi and Kastriot Islami studied information related to national minorities in Georgia at a meeting in the Georgian parliament.
Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Giorgi Tsereteli discussed changes in the country since the PACE rapporteurs' last visit and how Georgia is fulfilling its commitments to the Council of Europe (CoE).
Parliamentary Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee Chairman Giorgi Arsenishvili focused on specific issues.
"A wide range of issues on the protection of the rights of national minorities are reflected in many laws. Much has been done in the legislative order, although there is still much to do," he said.
Parliamentary Education and Culture Committee Chairman Giorgi Gabashvili spoke about amendments to the Education Act, which allows young Azerbaijanis and Armenians to take entrance exams in their native language.
Chairman of the group Guram Chahvadze discussed the activities of a parliamentary inter-fraction group to monitor the local elections.
He said everyone understands the importance of the elections and are interested in them being conducted in a fair and democratic atmosphere.
"That's why we cooperate with all those involved in the elections and are interested in these questions," Chahvadze said.
Eorsi appreciated the activities of the Georgian side to fulfill the CoE commitments.
Eorsi and Islami left Georgia this morning.