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.
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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.