The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi participated in the opening of the National Scientific Conference in Sokhumi State University dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Constituent Assembly initiated by the Rector of SSU, Professor Zurab Khonelidze.
The Conference was attended by the scientists of 7 Universities and 2 Scientific-Research Center of Georgia. Z. Khonelidze opened the Conference and underlined idea of Georgian Parliamentarism in history of Georgian state. M. Jashi, as well as the Chair of the Supreme Council of Georgia (1991-1992), Akaki Asatiani, members of Abkhazia Supreme Council and Head of Scientific Research Department of SSU, Zurab Papaskiri also addressed the attendees.
M. Jashi spoke about the role of the Academic society and SSU and emphasized importance of the Constituent Assembly of the first Democratic Republic.
“In the beginning of the XX century, Georgia has managed to establish the progressive first Republic based on the democracy principles. The Constituent Assembly elected as a result of the universal elections is the real greatest achievement and the source of the exemplary tradition of Parliamentarism. This was the period when women in many European countries were deprived of suffrage while Georgia had 5 women MPs”.
She spoke about the special role of SSU: “I see to the developments in your University and I believe that SSU does play the special role amongst State Universities of Georgia. I would like to thank you for inviting me to this event”.