Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, who is on her historic visit to Austria, spoke about the situation in Georgia’s Russian-occupied regions as well as the importance of women’s empowerment with the OSCE Secretary General Hekga Schmid.
President Zurabishvili has announced that with the support of the OSCE she wants to host a conference on conflict resolution, peace and security involving female leaders.
Salome Zurabishvili has tweeted:
Working with the @OSCE on a project to hold a conference in Tbilisi with the participation of women leaders on conflict resolution, peace and security, with the support of the Organization. Thank you @HelgaSchmid_SG for a productive meeting today during my visit to Vienna pic.twitter.com/mV3skv41wD— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) October 13, 2021
During the meeting, the role of the OSCE in promoting women’s participation in various spheres including the male dominated politics has been also underscored.
In Vienna President Zurabishvili met with the female ambassadors of the OSCE member states as well as attended an exhibition dedicated to the first Nobel Peace Prize-winning woman Bertha von Suttner who lived in Georgia for some time.
Georgia's amnassador to the OSCE Ketevan Tsikhelashvili has tweeted:
The President of ????????, H.E. @Zourabichvili_S at #OSCE, to support Women, Peace & Security agenda, opening exhibition #WomenforPeace featuring Austrian Bertha von Suttner, the 1st woman Nobel prize winner 4 peace, w/t SG @HelgaSchmid_SG & powerful club of Ambassadricies ???? pic.twitter.com/t8CQe0fJUQ— Keti Tsikhelashvili (@TsikhelashviliK) October 13, 2021
Salome Zurabishvili is the first Georgian president to visit Austria in her official capacity for the first time in 100 years, making the visit historic.
During her visit President Zurabishvili has met with her Austrian counterpart Alexander van der Bellen, as well as addressed the Austria-Georgia business forum pledging to strengthen the two countries' ties.