Georgian Patriarch Ilia II hosts new PM Gakharia

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II has hosted new PM Giorgi Gakharia in the Georgian patriarchate building earlier today. Photo: government of Georgia press office., 16 Sep 2019 - 10:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II has hosted the new prime minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia in the building of the Georgian Patriarchate earlier today. 

The patriarch blessed the PM and wished him success in the new post,” the administration of the government of Georgia wrote. 

Gakharia officially took the post on September 8, after the resignation of Mamuka Bakhtadze. 

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II is one of the most trusted public figures, surveys suggest. 

Gakharia was previously the minister of internal affairs before taking up the premiership.