Miners in manganese mines in Georgia's Chiatura region went on strike Thursday, demanding an increase in salaries and improved working conditions.
On Friday morning the workers gathered in front of the mine company offices. Discussions with the management are ongoing, but no deal has so far been reached. There was no work in the mines overnight, and reports say that all workers are on strike.
photo: Workers in front of the offices of the Chiatura manganese mine company on Friday (17 May 2019) (Picture courtesy of Interpress news, Tbilisi)
The German Chancellor joined the Turkish president on Friday morning for the official opening of the new German-Turkish University in Istanbul. The two leaders were expected to hold talks later on a range of regional and international issues.
Answering in parliament to a question by MP Sos Avetisyan, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that Armenia has no desire to avoid meetings with the Azerbaijani side