10 Oct 2018 - 03:17
The Georgian guest of honour pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair opened in Frankfurt last evening.
The set-up of the pavilion reflects the theme of the Georgian showcase — the 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet, which serve to introduce various sides of the country’s literature, art and culture.
Titled Georgia — Made by Characters, the theme has found its visual expression in the design of the pavilion, with curved shapes of the letters outlining the space.
Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini participated in the opening ceremony of the pavilion with other guests.
The Georgian programme of the Frankfurt Book Fair has opened with a performance by renowned Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. Photo: PM's office
“We are honored to be the Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair which has a 500-year history. Participation in this prestigious and large scale event provides a unique opportunity for us to represent the ancient and rich Georgian culture as well as showcase tha civilisational unity that connects Georgians and Europeans,” PM Bakhtadze said in his speech delivered at the opening ceremony.
He said Georgia’s achievements, including democratic and economic development and its leading position in the region are the results of the county’s Euro-Atlantic choice.
PM Bakhtadze has expressed his hope that the Frankfurt Book Fair will further support Georgia’s cultural integration into the EU and advance bilateral relations.
The fair will last until 14 October.