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Season 2006 Episode 0707

Mikheil Saakashvili

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Mikheil Saakashvili
American Enterprise Institute hosts President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia for his only public address in Washington, D.C. The president discusses Georgia's efforts to join NATO, as well as energy security, Georgia's deployment of troops to Iraq, relations with Russia, and U.S.-Georgian relations.In 1995, President Saakashvili was elected as a Head of Constitutional, Legal Issues and Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. In 1997 the Georgian Mass Media and NGOs recognized Mikheil Saakashvili as the Man of the Year. From January 24, 2000 he was Vice-President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. During the same year he was Head of the Georgian Delegation in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. On October 12, 2000 he was appointed as Minister of Justice of Georgia and in 2001 he resigned from this post. From 2002 to 2004 he was President of the Sakrebulo (City Council) of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. In January 2004 he was elected President of Georgia by 96% of Votes.moreless

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