On 27 October, a delegation of the Italian Parliament representatives: Vice President of the Italian Senate Paola Taverna, Senator Gianluca Castaldi, Senator Luigi Augussori, Hon. Paolo Grimoldi accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to Georgia, His Excellency Antonio Enrico Bartoli, and his Deputy Mr. Stefano Crescenzi paid a visit to Field Office Gori (FOG).
On behalf of the Head of Mission, Mr. Andrea Chmielinski Bigazzi, Head of AROD, and Ms. Mihaela Gherasim, Head of Field Office Gori, welcomed the visitors and delivered a briefing on the EUMM mandate and its contribution to stability in the region, as well as on the situation on the ground in FOG Area of Responsibility. Afterwards, the delegation joined one of the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) Team patrols in order to observe ‘borderisation’ features along the ABL from Khurvaleti hill and divided villages.
Mr. Andrea Chmielinski Bigazzi, Head of AROD, delivers a presentation to the Italian visitors
Ms. Mihaela Gherasim, Head of Field Office Gori, briefs the Italian visitors about the situation on the ground
The Italian delegation and FOG patrol members pose for a picture at the end of the patrol