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Spotlight on Georgia: Keynote Speech by Irakli Alasania

Wednesday 16th September 2009 3.45-5pm

The Foreign Policy Centre hosted Irakli Alasania, leader of both his 'Our Georgia-Free Democrats Party' and the moderate opposition coalition 'Alliance for Georgia' at a Westminster Seminar on 16 September.

Prior to his role in opposition Mr Alasania served as Georgia's Ambassador to the United Nations from June 2006 to December 2008 and before that, from 2004-2006 as leader of the Abkhazian Government-in-exile and the President's Special Representative in the Georgia-Abkhaz peace talks.

Mr Alasania spoke about the current political and human rights situation in Georgia and what the international community can to do to support the country's democratic development.

An excerpt from his speech can be viewed at:

Download Irakli Alasania event invitation (150 kilobyte PDF)