Today we celebrate the signing of the two strategic treaties between Japan and Georgia
The Hungarian Ambassador to Georgia has presented copies of her credentials to David Zalkaliani
On 13 October 2021, the newly appointed Hungarian Ambassador to Georgia, Anna Maria Sikó presented copies of her credentials to the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani.
The Minister congratulated the Hungarian diplomat on her appointment as Ambassador and wished her success in her future activities in Georgia.
Discussions focused on the traditionally friendly relations between Georgia and Hungary. The sides noted with satisfaction the close cooperation between the two countries, intensive dynamics of bilateral visits, as well as successful sectoral cooperation. The sides highlighted the potential for further deepening relations in the fields of trade, economy, tourism, agriculture and education.
The sides focused on Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Enlisting Georgia's priorities in this regard, the Minister spoke in detail about the situation in the occupied regions of Georgia and the importance of further consolidation of partner support.
For his part, the Ambassador reaffirmed that Hungary will continue to actively support Georgia's priorities.
Intl. Trade in Services Fair: Georgia Ambassador to China: Steadfast support for Belt and Road Initiative (VIDEO)
The China International Fair for Trade in Services is underway in Beijing. President Xi Jinping says the Belt and Road Initiative will bring more growth for all nations along the route. CGTN's Sun Ye speaks to Georgia's Ambassador to China, Dr. Archil Kalandia, who shared how his country has benefited from the Belt and Road Initiative and how it's investing more.
Georgian Prime Minister’s meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili held a meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda.
The meeting at the Administration of the Georgian Government focused on the relations between the two countries based on shared values and principles, emphasizing the tremendous dynamism of bilateral interaction. Lithuania is one of Georgia's most active supporters, the parties pointed out.
The conversation revolved around successful and productive cooperation with Lithuania's delegations under various international organizations. The Head of Government thanked the Lithuanian President for ongoing support and the initiation of resolutions concerning Georgia.
The meeting also focused on the importance of deepening the economic cooperation between Georgia and Lithuania, especially in the post-pandemic period, to boost economic growth and people-to-people contacts. In discussing the challenges posed by COVID-19, the parties underlined the importance of access to vaccines. The Prime Minister thanked the President of Lithuania for the decision to donate 15,000 vaccine doses to Georgia.
Lithuania's unequivocal support for Georgia's path toward European and Euro-Atlantic integration was emphasized, and key directions of further joint activities and coordination were outlined. Georgia is preparing to apply for full EU membership in 2024, the Head of Government said and stressed the importance of political and economic reforms to that end. The parties discussed the upcoming NATO Summit, with the issue of Georgia included on its agenda, and expressed hope that the summit's declaration will reflect Georgia's significant progress on the path to Euro-Atlantic integration.
The meeting also paid special attention to the situation in Georgia's occupied territories and problems plaguing the populations along the occupation lines. The President of Lithuania familiarized himself with said concerns during his visit to the village of Khurvaleti. Gitanas Nausėda reassured Irakli Garibashvili of his firm support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The meeting was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia Andrius Kalindra, Chief Adviser to the Cabinet of the President Ieva Ulčickaitė, President's Foreign Adviser Skirmantė Straigienė, and President's Chief Adviser for Communications Raminta Stanaitytė-Česnulienė, while the Georgian side was represented by Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani and Georgia's by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Lithuania Levan Ghvachliani.
Press Service of the Government Administration
Speech by H.E. Mrs. Dessislava Ivanova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Georgia
Speech by H.E. Mrs. Dessislava Ivanova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Georgia on the occasion of 24th of May - Day of the Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius, the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and the Slavic Literature
"Each year on 24th of May the Republic of Bulgaria and Bulgarians around the world celebrate the Day of the Holy Brothers St. Cyril andSt. Methodius, the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and the Slavic Literature. That’s the official name of the Day. For all us Bulgarians, but this is shortly the Day of Our Letters.
This day has been celebrated in Bulgaria for nearly 160 years now making it the longest celebrated holiday in the country’s late history, cherished almost as a Second National Day.
24th of May is a Day that has no analogue in the rich pantheon of the Bulgarian festive calendar. For us Bulgarians it is the Day of our letters. The day on which all first grade students declare and celebrate the fact of their literacy. This is the professional day of all teachers, professors at Universities, of all people engaged in culture and education, of all of us that have ever been part of the school system! This means – literally everybody.
This is the day of the Bulgarian literature, enlightenment and culture. It is an occasion to celebrate the unbreakable Bulgarian strive towards spiritual rising, cultural achievements and knowledge.
With the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, Cyrillic alphabet – the alphabet that we celebrate today, became the third official script of the European Union, following Latin and Greek.
This is the script, created at the end of the IX century in the Bulgarian Medieval State, through which nowadays around 250 million people in the world express themselves. And we could only be proud and happy - as the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Literature Ivan Vazov said - that we were in a position to share this cultural treasure with the rest of the world.
In mid IX century the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius created in then Moravia the first Slavic alphabet – the so called Glagolitic alphabet, whose letters were based on the three holy elements of Christianity - cross, triangle, and circle, and started translating in it the main Christian Orthodox scripts in order to spread the influence of Christianity. The letters, created by St. Cyril and St. Methodius, their translations of the liturgical books, their fight to protect the rights of all nations to do honor of God in their own languages have a historical significance for the mankind.
Subsequently, towards the end of IX century - after the death of Cyril and Methodius, acting under the auspice of the Bulgarian King and in the territory of the then Medieval Bulgarian State, the Glagolitic alphabet, created by the Holy Brothers, was modified by their renowned disciples – later known as St. Kliment of Ohrid and St. Naum of Preslav. This second Slavonic alphabet, that is still in use - was called Cyrillic in honor of the great teacher.
Coming into existence in the First Bulgarian Kingdom, the new script became during the centuries the basis of alphabets used in various languages, especially those of Orthodox Slavic origin, but not only.
All Bulgarians consider the life and work of the Holy Brothers and their disciples humanistic, democratic and part of the general human idea for equality in the spiritual field.
24th of May has a profound significance for the Bulgarian national development and the prosperity of the Bulgarian nation, as well as to the re-awakening of the Bulgarian self-awareness during our Renaissance and National Revival in XVIII-XIX century".
Happy 24th of May to all of us!
THE CEREMONY OF PRESENTING THE INSTRUMENT ON ACCESSION TO THE PATENT LAW TREATY WAS HELD IN GENEVA
On April 19, 2021, at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, a ceremony was held to present the WIPO Director General, Mr. Darren Tang, of the Instrument of Accession to the Patent Law Treaty (2000), signed by the President of Turkmenistan.
During the ceremony, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Office at Geneva A.Khaljanov noted Turkmenistan's commitment to constructive dialogue with authoritative international organizations, in particular with WIPO.
Expressing gratitude to the Turkmen side for acceding to the international legal documents of WIPO, Director General D. Tang welcomed the joint work of the Government of Turkmenistan with the Organization to develop a new "Program for the development of the intellectual property system in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025".