Lithuania has made a historic decision and changed Georgia’s name in its language.
From now on, the official title of Georgia will be Sakartvelo, not Gruzija.
Sakartvelo is a Georgian name of the country, while Gruzijia is of Russian origin.
On the eve of #Georgia100 official decision undertaken – from now on it is #Sakartvelo in Lithuanian! Congratulations! áááááªááá áá áá¡á¢áá áá£á ááááá¬á§ááá¢áááááá¡! ááá¢áá-á¡áá¥áá áááááá¡ áááááá áááá¡ ááá£ááá á¯áá¡! pic.twitter.com/zYxGsJXenE— Lithuania MFA (@LithuaniaMFA) May 3, 2018
The decision was made to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Georgia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry twitter reads and writes in Georgian "cheers to the Georgia-Lithuania friendship.”