Best of Georgia on show at Destination Europe tourism expo in Indonesia

This was the second time Georgia participated in the Destination Europe tourism exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo by MFA of Georgia., 13 Apr 2016 - 15:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has presented cultural shows and exhibitions about its history, tradition and lifestyle at a cultural and tourism exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Destination Europe exhibition, held on April 9-10, hosted 22 European Union (EU) countries and three other European nations for the annual event.

Through this exhibition, we invite Indonesian people to visit [Europe] as we invite Europeans to visit Indonesia,” said the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Jakarta on Saturday.

The exhibition also showcased cooking demonstrations, language and culture talks and a culinary festival presenting food from the participating nations. Georgia presented photos showing some of the country’s best sightseeing areas, samples of folk crafts, traditional souvenirs, Georgian clothing, wine and traditional Georgian snack churchkhela.

The EU high official, who also holds the title of vice president of the European Commission, participated in the opening ceremony before visiting the Georgian stall together with the Indonesian Foreign Minister. Mogherini said it was important for Georgia to participate in these kind of exhibitions alongside other European countries.

The brief description about Georgia on the webpage of Destination Europe tells readers what makes Georgia so unique.

Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a combination of uniqueness and diversity. You can find here majestic Caucasus mountains, Black sea coastline, curative climate and healing mineral waters, national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient history, delicious cuisine, rich wine culture and last but not least, world-famous Georgian hospitality,” read the description.

This was the second time Georgia participated in the exhibition.

The European Travel and Culture Fair in Indonesia allowed visitors to discover Europe from their own nations and gain comprehensive information about a range of travel destinations in Europe and unique aspects of each country and culture.