Georgia will chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from today, APA’s Georgian bureau reports citing Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
It has been noted that the presidency which will last for 6 months and end on May 15, 2020, will be taken over from France. Georgian FM David Zalkaliani will attend the ceremony to be held on the occasion of the taking over in Strasbourg and as the following Chairman of the Council of Europe will take over symbolic key from French European Affairs Minister Amélie de Montchalin.
Following presentation of presidency to Georgia, Georgian FM will announce priorities of Georgian presidency to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. According to the Committee of Ministers, Georgia has selected four priorities for its Presidency in Council of Europe: 1. Human Rights and Environmental Protection; 2. Civil Participation in Decision-Making; 3. Child Friendly Justice – Converging Experience on Restorative Justice in Europe; 4. Strengthening Democracy through Education, Culture and Youth Engagement.
About 20 events of the Council of Europe are planned to be organized during Georgia’s chairmanship.