Ketevan Tsikhelashvili spoke in Germany about the violations of human rights in the occupied territories

14 December 2018
The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili held in Berlin meetings with the Bundestag MPs, German Foreign Ministry and representatives of the German foreign policy community in Berlin.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany the State Minister met the head of the Department for Crisis Prevention, Stabilization, Conflict Prevention and Humanitarian Assistance Srudigger Koenig. The main topic of the meeting was the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia. Special attention was paid to the human rights violations. The State Minister provided information about the challenges faced by citizens living in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region. Also, they talked about the ethnic Georgian population living in Gali and Akhalgori districts, restriction of free movement and prohibiting education in native language.

During the meeting the state policy of reconciliation and engagement also was discussed. They talked about the new peace initiative of the Government "A Step to a Better Future", which envisages economic strengthening of the population living on the occupied territories and facilitating to them access to various services.

The importance of German government’s support in resolving conflicts was emphasized. The partners expressed readiness to participate in the cooperation and peace building. In turn, the State Minister thanked them for their firm and unwavering position.

The visit of Ketevan Tsikhelashvili to Berlin has ended.