Nino Burjanadze: For Friendship Between Russia and Georgia

Nino Burjanadze: For Friendship Between Russia and Georgia

Georgian politician was a speaker at the Second EWF 

Nino Burjanadze, a famous Georgian politician and former head of state of Georgia, took part in the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum. She shared her impressions of the event and spoke about the most important topics for her voiced there. 

She started her speech with the following story. Once Ms. Burjanadze’s acquaintance asked her with hesitation in her voice about what topics the Forum’s participants would discuss at the event. The politician listed only a small part of the topics planned including poverty, violence against women, and income gap between men and women taking place even in developed countries. Then Nino Burjanadze’s interlocutor agreed that those were extremely important questions impossible to be ignored.

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The politician believes that the Forum gives a unique opportunity to unite energetic and purposeful women from different countries and fields of activity on the way to addressing global problems. The Forum helps enforce old relations and find new contacts. According to Ms. Burjanadze, the event had a larger scale if compared to the First EWF. The Second EWF covered more topics, hosted a larger number of open debates, and brought together a wider range of international representatives. The politician was especially impressed by the inclusion of a separate discussion platform related to youth into the Forum’s programme. 

Nino Burjanadze sees her primary task in making Russia and Georgia closer to each other, reviving their friendly relations. She believes that this would contribute to solution of many internal and external problems of both states. 

Nino Burjanadze paid special attention to this topic at the youth-related open debate as well. She finds it necessary to build positive communication between representatives of the rising generation of both states. 

At the end of her speech, Ms. Burjanadze wished women worldwide to live peacefully and happily. She stressed that women in the first turn must feel happy and calm as mothers, keepers of the hearth. It is they who give birth to the future generation. In addition, women must remember that they always serve as role models for their children. That is why it is necessary for them to be strong, energetic, and purposeful. They must be sensitive to the concerns of people around and must never give up. 

Anna Repina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov