About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Tbilisi's Reaction to Bin Laden Death
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 2 May.'11 / 20:08

Georgia welcomed the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, calling it “a major victory of the American people, and the U.S. leadership.”

“This once again proves the strength and resilience of the United States as a nation in global affairs and particularly in the fight against terror,” President Saakashvili said in a written statement. “[The killing of Bin Laden] is an important step forward in the fight against terrorism worldwide."

"However, despite this big victory, the fight continues and we believe that there is no alternative but for the justice to reign.”

He said that Georgian remained strongly committed to supporting the U.S. in fight against terrorism.

Earlier on Monday, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, Nino Kalandadze said that the death of Bin Laden was “a huge success.”
“Georgia has been part of anti-terrorism coalition from the very first day of its creation as we deem terrorism as one of the most serious global challenges,” she told journalists, referring to an international coalition the U.S. started creating after the 9/11.

“We hope, that it [the death of Bin Laden] will be the beginning of the success, which will eventually be accomplished by the anti-terrorism movement,” she said.

She also said that “the entire Georgian political spectrum” was unanimous in the need to fight terrorism.

The opposition Our Georgia-Free Democrats party, led by Irakli Alasania, released a statement congratulating the United States with “a successful operation in Pakistan.” “The world is much safer without Bin Laden,” it said.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2020, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.