Foreign dignitaries congratulate Georgia on Independence Day

  • Georgia is celebrating its Independence Day today, which simultaneously marks the 104th anniversary of the establishment of the First Democratic Republic in 1918. The main theme of this year’s nationwide occasion is Towards Europe. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 26 May 2022 - 14:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Foreign ambassadors and international partners have extended their messages of congratulation to Georgian citizens on the country’s Independence Day throughout today.

Carl Hartzell, the Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, said the EU “stood together” with Georgia and “cherished the bonds” with the country. 

Dutch Ambassador Maaike van Koldam wished “all in Georgia a happy  Independence Day” in a tweet.

Mark Clayton, the British Ambassador to Georgia, also shared the congratulatory post on his Twitter account.

“Long live Georgia! Long live freedom!” were the words of Ulrik Tideström, the Ambassador of Sweden, who noted his country remained Georgia’s “dedicated friend and supporter” and wished “all of Georgia unity, peace, prosperity, a strong democracy and continued progress on the European integration reforms.”

Helene Sand Andresen, the Ambassador of Norway to Georgia and Armenia, also congratulated the country on the date.

In his congratulatory tweet, the French Ambassador to Georgia, Diégo Colas, said the recovery of Georgia’s independence in 1921 and then in 1991 had brought the country freedom, calling it a “demanding but exciting road.” 

He also posted the letter bearing congratulations of the French President Emmanuel Macron to Georgian citizens.

Finland’s Roving Ambassador to South Caucasus also marked the date, with the Finnish Parliament Friendship Group joining the message.

Andrius Kalindra, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia, shared the post of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which said the country “firmly stood behind” Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and “strongly supported” its European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The United Nations delegation in Georgia also extended words of support on the occasion, noting it was “proud to stand by the side of the Georgian people for almost 30 years, working together to build a better future for all.”

Georgia is celebrating its Independence Day today, which simultaneously marks the 104th anniversary of the establishment of the First Democratic Republic in 1918. The main theme of this year’s nationwide occasion is Towards Europe.

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