Georgia signs several documents with Council of Europe
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 27 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Interior Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed several documents with the Council of Europe (CE) during a visit to Strasbourg.
The Georgian Interior Ministry told Trend that Garibashvili signed an agreement on combating money laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime, the convention on combating terrorism and an additional protocol to the convention against corruption with the Council of Europe.
The CE programme on healthcare in Georgian prisons was finally approved during the minister's visit.
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriela Dragon said the CE welcomes intensifying the cooperation with Georgia. "This cooperation will be formalised," she said. "The recommendations on human rights, the rule of law and strengthening of democracy in Georgia will be worked out."
Dragon said that these documents will be ready within two weeks.
The Georgian Interior Minister met with the ambassadors of Georgia's friendly countries in the CE and informed them about a plan for developing Georgia by the new government.
"I heard about Georgia's clear support from our foreign partners and I am glad that I found understanding," he said.