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At the inauguration of the President of Georgia in Tbilisi will arrive 53 official delegations from both the friendly countries and international organizations, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Pandzhikidze.

The President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili thanked the Georgian people for a mandate of trust. As head of state stated at the meeting with young people in Kvareli, it was a great privilege for nine years doing all change for the better of Georgia, and for this he had the mandate of the people.

The results of the war in Abkhazia were disastrous for the people of the region, for the whole population of Georgia. Besides tens of thousands of dead on both sides, an autonomous republic has left about ¾ of its legal population. Refugees became almost 300 thousands of Georgians, and up to 40 thousand Abkhazians themselves, many Greeks, Estonians, Ukrainians, Jews, part Russians, etc.

Mr. President, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, It is a great honor to represent again my beloved nation at this rostrum.

During the past decade, as I had the privilege to address this hall, Georgia has moved from a failed state to a market democracy.

The Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates tomorrow one of the most important religious holidays of the country - Svetitskhovloba dedicated to Lord Heaton and exudes a miraculous world Pillar of Life-giving.

NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen personally invited the President of Georgia to the 58th NATO Parliamentary Assembly, where Mikheil Saakashvili will be presented as the main speaker. The Head of State received the invitation during a phone conversation with Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili:

I would like to tell you that today is a historic process.

For the first time in this region and this part of the Post Soviet space transfer of most executive powers is taking place in a peaceful way and in democratic conditions.

Supported by the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Tbilisi City Hall, "Abkhazeti № 1" School of Arts and the opera song house performed a debut theatric concert "Mozartiana" in the State Conservatoire small concert hall. Such concert was performed for the first time. The pupils and teachers with chamber orchestra took part in it.

The President of Georgia toured the Tetri Tskaro multi-profile hospital, which is newly-built within the scope of the hospital sector development program. Mikheil Saakashvili visited the newborns at the clinic and brought them presents. He also expressed interest in the hospital conditions and spoke with the medical personnel.

66TH Session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 22nd 2011

Mr President, Your Excellencies, distinguished delegates,

It is both an honor and a profound responsibility to address the 66th Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the Georgian people.

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