Georgian Education Minister Giorgi Amilakhvari and Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on Saturday discussed ongoing and planned projects in the country’s education system and highlighted the role of education in the development of democracy.
At the working meeting, held as part of Amilakhvari’s visit to Strasbourg, he thanked Burić for her contributions to providing education for students living in the occupied territories and supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.
Amilakhvari pointed out the importance of promoting the integration of CoE’s 2024-2030 education strategy plan into the local system for improving the education system in the country, the Education Ministry said.
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Georgia fully supports and endorses the Reykjavik Summit Declaration, under which it is necessary to invest funds in education for the unification of countries around democracy and common European values”, he emphasised.
During his speech, the Education Minister ensured the creation of an equally accessible environment at all levels of education, “what was previously available only to certain members of society, now everyone has the opportunity to receive quality education in the country”, he added.
On her part, Burić positively evaluated the Ministry’s activities and highlighted the implementation of the “important reform” in the education system of Georgia. She vowed CoE's “full support” in the implementation of joint projects in the future.