Georgian President, OSCE Sec-Gen speak of Russian occupation, women’s empowerment

  • President Salome Zurabishvili (middle) has concuded her historic visit to Austria. Photo: Permanent representative of France to the OSCE/Twitter, 13 Oct 2021 - 22:22, Tbilisi,Georgia

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:

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:

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.