Symphony of Contrast
14 June, 2012

On June 7, National Archive of Georgia arranged the photo exposition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary.

The exhibition, organized on the initiative of the Hungarian Embassy in Georgia with the support of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, was opened solemnly, accompanied by the recorded national anthems of the two countries.
The exhibition consisted of two parts: the photos, made by the Hungarian diplomats living in Georgia - Ildiko and Andras Halasz. They

were entitled “Georgia as we saw it during the years we spent here (2008-2012)”, and  photos and writings depicting the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary, which were stored at the National Archive of Georgia and Hungarian Information Agency (HTI).  
The event was opened by Teona Iashvili, Director General of National Archive of Georgia who welcomed the participants of the exhibition as well as the invited guests.
His Excellency, the Ambassador of Hungary to Georgia, Mr. Sandor Szabo greeted the audience: “Few days ago we celebrated the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between Hungarian Republic and Georgia. This is the exhibition that shows our bilateral relations in politics, economy, culture and other spheres of life. Today, our guests are the representatives of different countries. I am sure that the appreciation on the part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia as well as on the part of other embassies will take the relations between our countries to a higher and more intensive stage. I am happy to state that Hungary is the friend of Georgia and Hungary endeavors to focus on the South Caucasus and its security, on diversified development of Georgia and support its aspiration towards joining Euro-Atlantic structures. You can always count on the support of Hungary. I am always ready to share my experience with the Georgian authorities”. 
Next, Nikoloz Vashakidze, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, delivered the speech: “I would like to emphasize that within the 20 years of Georgian-Hungarian relations the result-oriented cooperation has been going on. Over the past two decades our countries treated each other as equals and cooperated as friends. I would like to give special thanks to Hungary for its active support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as its Euro-Atlantic and European aspirations. Hereby, I would like to stress the significance of the decision of the Hungarian side to increase the number of monitors at EUMM in Georgia. We celebrate the 20th anniversary in specific fields of bilateral relations such as economy, energy, education, culture, etc. Hungary has joined the energy project initiated by Azerbaijan, Georgia and Rumania, which aims at creating competitive regional energy market. Georgia works on elaborating new routes to European Union countries and on their turn, the European Union countries understand that it is necessary to open up new transit routes to Europe via Caucasus. I hope that we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of relations between Georgia and Hungary with stronger cooperation and bilateral links and all of us will be living in a stronger and safer world.”
Ildiko Halasz, author of the photos, is not a photographer by profession. It is her hobby, but she manages it very well. Her photos contain the symphony of contrast, expressed by the scenes of Georgia’s everyday life, such as the police with the entourage of pigs, a filling station against the background of a group of cows and many such things. You can also see the picturesque mountains of Georgia, as well as characteristic Georgian houses, old Tbilisi districts, very typical sunflower seed vendors, a peasant with a donkey, cars loaded with apples for sale, etc. They are very informative and interesting for those who are not familiar with Georgian lifestyle, and for Georgians as wll. The author commented for Georgian Journal: “I am not a photographer, I am a graphic designer. I made these photos while I was wondering in the city, coming upon interesting and beautiful places. I decided to take photos of this beautiful country. I would single out Old Tbilisi, which is my favorite place. I have taken the pictures during three and a half years.” Ildiko Halasz is leaving Georgia soon and hopefully, some day she will exhibit these beautiful pictures in her native Hungary as well.

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