21 Feb 2018 - 12:49
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has launched a new campaign dedicated to the country's 100th anniversary since gaining independence from Russia in 1918.
Under the title ‘From Independence to Freedom - 100 Years of Republic’ the campaign encourages citizens to join in special celebrations all across the country.
Today we started a new campaign "From Independence to freedom - 100 years of republic" - Freedom means looking forward & planning the future, small country like ours should permanently be in the progressive part of the processes in the world. #Telavi state University pic.twitter.com/U2Hw6Qf7bX— President Of Georgia (@MargvelashviliG) February 20, 2018
Starting his campaign from the western Georgian region of Kakheti, President Margvelashvili said after Georgia gained independence from Russia it regained its freedom as well.
Margvelashvili believes this important date has been a strong incentive for the country to define its political vector.
We made the European choice centuries ago. This is the choice of a people who has statehood, friends, but is still occupied by a strong neighbour”, Margvelashvili said.
He believes that in order to overcome all the challenges the country is facing nowadays, its citizens should have free will.