The Georgian Foreign Minister has started his official visit to the Republic of Turkey

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:26

The Georgian Foreign Minister started his official visit to the Republic of Turkey by visiting the Atatürk Museum and paying homage to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
The Georgian delegation laid a wreath at Atatürk’s tomb and signed the memorial book. According to the Georgian Foreign Minister, Atatürk is the architect of the State of Turkey who blazed the trail in the history of Turkey and mankind as a whole.
As part of his official visit to the Republic of Turkey, Mikheil Janelidze will attend the Ninth Ambassadors Conference. He is due to hold meetings with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Vice Speaker of the Parliament Ahmet Aydın.

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