The Diaspora and Caucasus Issues Committee discussing the “State and Diaspora” topic
The active engagement of the Diaspora in the development of the country, sharing the best international practice, and the theoretical and approved experience in the engagement of Diaspora in the public life along with the Parliament and state institutions have been discussed by the Committee today together with the international experts.
At the working meeting, the Irish expert, the expert in cultural dialogue from Japan and the Japanese expert in Kartvelian (Georgian) studies overviewed the events aiming at the promotion of Georgian culture in Japan; the discussion was held with the active participation of the Deputy Foreign Minister, Vladimir Konstantinidi and the Ambassador of Georgia to Ireland, H.E. Giorgi Zurabishvili.
“Today, we host the international experts on relations with the diaspora who work on various projects for years, collaborate with various donor organizations and are well informed about the ways how the diaspora can get engaged in the development of the country. It is essential that their experience is fortified with a successful practice. Ireland is a country similar to Georgia with the population density, agriculture, religious aspirations and the European civilization that lies through these various traditions and cultures. And the report by the representative of such a successful country is indeed interesting for us and I, in person, pledge to do all in my power to deliver this practical idea to the Georgian Government and every Member of Parliament since I am truly convinced that will successfully be applied in Georgia as well”, - the Chair of the Committee, Beka Odisharia stated.