Georgian top officials send kind wishes on New Year

  • Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia has particularly congratulated a New Year to those Georgian citizens who live in the Russian occupied regions of Georgia. Photo: government of Georgia press office., 1 Jan 2020 - 11:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian top officials, the prime minister, the president and parliament speaker have sent kind wishes on a New Year holiday. 

I wish you a Happy New Year 2020! I wish happiness and success to all of you and to our homeland. We welcome the New Year with hope and anticipation of beneficial change. May all our wishes-those of all our citizens, the younger and the elder alike-come true,” Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia said.  

Gakharia wished a happy New Year to Georgian citizens on either side of the occupation line, “those forced to deal with occupation on a daily basis.” 

I wish a happy New Year to our Abkhazian and Ossetian brothers and sisters, firmly believing that eventually we will build our common future,” Gakharia said. 

He stated that 2019 was abundant in events, emotions, and commotions, “though we all agree that peace and stability are key to the country's development.” 

I am confident that 2020 will be a successful year in that Georgia, with its traditions and unique cultural identity, will achieve tremendous progress on the path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. We will surely take our honorable place in Europe,” Gakharia stated. 

President Salome Zurabishvili wished happiness, success and peace to all citizens of Georgia, saying that 2019 ended with the unity of the Georgian people and the result achieved with the unity - the release of well-known Georgian doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili from the illegal detention in the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region. 

She stated that Georgia lacked to be calm in 2019, ‘but the year ends with joy and happiness.’ 

The depression in Georgia can only make our enemies happy. We can disperse hatred, black clouds and unite for the development of our country,” Zurabishvili said, praising the role and mission of Georgian soldiers inside and outside the country. 

Georgian Parliament Speaker Archil Takalvadze has thanked “everyone who protected the country in 2019,” wishing happy New Year to Georgia and the whole world.