Latvian Independence Day at Foreign Affairs Ministry
26 November, 2013
Latvian Independence Day at Foreign Affairs Ministry
On November 18, at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Latvian Embassy celebrated the 95th anniversary of the proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Latvia. The reception was attended by many ambassadors accredited in Georgia and other distinguished guests.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze opened the party as a hostess: “Excellencies, dear guests! I would like to welcome you to the ministry of foreign affairs of Georgia. 95 years have passed s
ince the nationally-minded Latvian leaders gathered in the Second Riga City Theater and proclaimed the Republic of Latvia, after many years of foreign occupation. It is a crucial date in Latvia’s history, and in this spirit it is a great pleasure to extend our congratulations on the occasion of this national holiday of Latvia. Warm wishes, prosperity, peace and welfare to the Latvian people! Throughout the last decades, Latvia has created multiple successes in building a strong democratic and prosperous state, and has repeatedly displayed its support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration. We are glad that we can always rely on the strong arms of the Latvian friends.”
The reception simultaneously hosted an exhibition done by the Embassy of Latvia called, “The Miracle of the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration”. Reportedly each of the Baltic States is home to this phenomenon that exists nowhere else in Europe: a national song and dance festival perceived as the Olympic games of culture. The exhibition is rather picturesque, showing how cheerful and joyful people are in celebrating their traditional song and dance festivity.
Mrs. Elita Gavele, Ambassador of Latvia in Georgia, cordially greeted the Minister, distinguished guests and her colleagues. She mentioned that this date is even more important as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Latvia and Georgia.
“Today all of Latvia and the friends of Latvia outside its borders celebrate our state’s 95th birthday. Therefore let me express our gratitude to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia for the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day of Latvia in these premises. This is a great example of how Minister Maia Panjikidze is making the ministry an open place for exchange and intercultural events.
“The Latvian nation is able to look back at progress made with pride, and we are also moving forward with the same pride. In spite of the turmoil that hit our country in 2008, in less than 2 months Latvia will be joining those 17 European Union Member States that live in the Eurozone. We are also proud to say that this year Latvia has been invited to launch formal negotiations on accession to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, which brings together the 34 most developed countries of the world.
During all the years of independence, Latvia has been a close companion and supporter of Georgia. We have gone hand in hand, and supported Georgia as a friend in all its efforts. Also, now as the EU is turning its attention to the Vilnius summit, Latvia continues to support Georgia and is ready to work together through any new challenges. While our countries and their peoples have excellent political and personal relations, still a lot can be done to promote our economic relations. Therefore, we look with great expectations at the three new Latvian Honorary Consuls in Georgia, Bondo Davitashvili, Beka Odisharia and Mikhael Khundadze, whose task will be to foster Latvian business interests in Georgia.
“Today we have chosen to show you a photo exhibition ‘Latvian Song and Dance Celebration Miracle.’ This very year Latvia had a Song and Dance Festival, which brought together more than 40,000 singers and dancers. The Festival took place for the first time in Latvia in 1873, and is a remarkable living cultural heritage. I am grateful to all of Georgia’s politicians and officials, cultural workers and ordinary people with whom I have worked all this year, and thanks to whom the relations of our two countries have only strengthened.
Allow me once again to congratulate all the Georgians on the new President of Georgia! For our peoples a bright future! For our nations’ everlasting friendship!”
Also, specially for the audience in attendance, the Batumi women’s chamber choir, who represented Georgia at the important national folk festival this summer in Latvia, performed a few songs. Minister Panjikidze added in conclusion that they are always ready to promote cultural events proposed by other embassies, and that besides exhibitions, concerts may also be held on the premises of Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Print
Other Stories
International observers about the presidential election in Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia.
First Ladies of Independent Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia. It was the last election in which the president will be selected by popular vote.
Funny incidents on Election Day in Georgia
The presidential election took place on the 28th of October in Georgia.
Deadline for the second round of presidential elections in Georgia is December 2
Presidential elections were held on the 28th of October in Georgia. None of the candidates managed to get majority of votes, so the second round of elections is to be appointed.
The USA National Security Advisor John Bolton is in Georgia
National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton visited Georgia today.
People are detained at the Cannabis Festival
Today, Georgian political movement Girchi holds an event in the Dedaena Park called the Cannabis Festival.
Top safest countries and Georgia is among them - new survey says
Georgia is among the safest countries in the world. This fact is substantiated by various surveys and researches.
Who is interested in the cultivation of cannabis in Georgia?
Several weeks ago the government announced about its initiative to legalize the cultivation of medical marijuana in Georgia.
Fight in Gori – head of administration uses a bin full of manure
There was an incident yesterday in Gori municipality, Georgia at the entrance of the municipality building.
2 Georgian detainees freed from the Tskhinvali prison
Georgian detainees Maia Otinashvili and Akaki Dotiashvili are freed from the Tskhinvali prison. They had been accused of illegally crossing a so-called the borderline into the occupied Tskhinvali region.
Georgia might provide Far East countries with armored vehicles
LEPL State Military Scientific-Technical Center "Delta" might provide several Far East countries with armored vehicles, - “Delta” has informed InterPressNews about it.
Who can be the next first lady of Georgia?
On the 28th of October, presidential elections will be held in Georgia. The last elections in October 2013 resulted in a victory for Giorgi Margvelashvili, a candidate of the Georgian Dream (the ruling party).
Another Georgian kidnapped at the occupational line, stays detained
Maia Otinashvili (a mother of three children) was detained in her own garden on the 19th of September. Eyewitnesses claim that she was kidnapped by armed people with masks.
Fight broke out in the Georgian TV show
Fight in the Georgian Show Archevani (a choice) broke out between the guests yesterday.
7 amendments that come in force today in Georgia
On the 1st of October, 7 new amendments come in force in Georgia.
Speaker of the parliament plays Knockin' on Heaven's Door
What do the politicians do when they have free time? It is an interesting issue in every country.
What are the new New Year decorations for Tbilisi
New Year decorations and its price in Tbilisi is always a matter of discussion in the capital.
Mamuka Bakhtadze gives a speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly
Mamuka Bakhtadze, the prime minister of Georgia is attending the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly from the 24th of September.
Georgia will ban use, import and production of plastic bags
The Georgian government has decided to tighten rules regulating use of plastic bags in Georgia.
The parliament returns to Tbilisi
The Parliament of Georgia will continue working in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia from January 2019. Currently, the building is located in Kutaisi (west Georgia).
Mamuka Bakhtadze is visiting the USA within the working visit
The Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze Brought a wreath to the tomb of the Georgian military serviceman John Malkhaz Shalikashvili.
Use of plastic bags to be reduced from the 1st of October
Within the framework of the Green Economics and Environmental Protection Policy the Georgian government has approved new regulations
Four Russian Journalists have not been allowed to enter Georgia
Three members of the Russian delegation were not allowed to enter Georgia as this would have violated the Law on the Occupied Territories of Georgia.
Tbilisi sign may appear on the Funicular hill
Hollywood has become a source of inspiration for many people worldwide. A similar idea from a Tbilisi citizen sounds very clever and attractive.
Russia was at an undeclared war with Georgia for years - Matthew Bryza
I think anybody who has observed how Russia has been conducting its war in Ukraine should realize that Russia was at war with Georgia, an undeclared war for years,
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
17.11.2018
18.11.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6727
2.6727
EUR
1
EUR
3.0268
3.0268
GBP
1
GBP
3.4240
3.4240
RUB
100
RUB
4.0447
4.0447
Other Stories
On 26 May, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, joined celebrations in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi
Violation of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Assad regime has been strictly criticized
Exactly one year ago, Georgia was granted visa-free travel with the European Union.
Georgia’s ex-president president Mikheil Saakashvili's supporters managed to free detained Mikheil Saakashvili in the center of Kiev.
The US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly congratulates Georgia on Independence Day.
The regulations on the introduction of visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia have been officially signed in Brussels.
The entire Georgia is involved in Secret Santa game, which means that people are sending gifts to each other secretly
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is taking part in NATO Ministerial underway in Brussels, Belgium.
A special squad has been mobilized at the 48th polling station in Marneuli, Kvemo Kartli region.
Two politicians in Georgia have come to blows during a live TV debate ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, Euronews reports.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6727
EUR
1
EUR
3.0268
GBP
1
GBP
3.4240
RUB
100
RUB
4.0447
November 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30