Georgian embassy in Lithuania posts new sign - Sakartvelo Ambasada

The opening ceremony was accompanied by the traditional Georgian pholyphonic singing. photo: Georgian Embassy in Vilnius, 08 May 2018 - 11:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

After Lithuania recently changed the official name of Georgia in the Lithuanian language from Gruzija to Sakartvelo, the Georgian embassy has placed a new sign on its premises reading ‘Sakartvelo Ambasada’, or Embassy of Georgia in Lithuanian.

Sakartvelo is the Georgian name of the country, while the term Gruzija is of Russian origin.

The presentation ceremony of the new sign was attended by Georgian students from Lithuanian universities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The decision by the Lithuanian government to change the official Lithuanian term for Georgia marks the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Georgia.