Georgian Ambassador to Israel: Embassy is in contact with Georgian citizens amid “tense” situation in country

  • The Ambassador also rejected misinformation on the closure of the Israeli airport and said due to a decision of the Georgian Airways to stop direct flights to the country, Georgian citizens, wishing to return to Georgia, had an alternative to travel by El AI Israel Airlines, Israir and Arkia. Photo via Government Administration

Agenda.ge, 22 Oct 2023 - 13:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania on Sunday said the Embassy was in contact with Georgian citizens amid the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict.

Zhvania noted the situation in the country was “still tense” as according to the Israeli Defence Minister, the Lebanese Shia Islamist political party and militant group “practically joined the war”.

He stressed the Embassy had contacted all Georgian citizens, registered in the country’s embassy, yesterday and confirmed they had shelters, while some of them would be evacuated with the families they were working with.

The Ambassador also rejected misinformation on the closure of the Israeli airport and said due to a decision of the Georgian Airways to stop direct flights to the country, Georgian citizens, wishing to return to Georgia, had an alternative to travel by El AI Israel Airlines, Israir and Arkia.

More than 11,000 people have left Israel over the last two weeks, Zhvania said, noting the Embassy would help anyone wishing to return to Georgia.

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