The government`s peace initiative passed the first hearing. State Minister Ketevan Tsikhelashvili presented the draft law to MPs.
The initiative implies privileges for citizens living in the occupied territories in the sphere of health and education. The project envisages receiving a Georgian passport in a simplified mode.
"This initiative is aimed at the interests and needs of the conflict affected population and is aimed at improving their socio-economic and humanitarian situation. It also creates a basis for encouraging contacts, mutual interests and dialogue among peoples, which in turn is a prerequisite for building trust and reconciliation of our societies, "the minister said.