Famous Georgians invited at the Inauguration of Salome Zourabichvili
11 December, 2018
Famous Georgians invited at the Inauguration of Salome Zourabichvili
The inauguration ceremony of president elect Salome Zourabishvili will be held in Telavi, Kakheti (eastern region of Georgia) on the 16th of December. Salome Zourbichvili is the 5th president of Georgia.
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Katie Melua, Photo courtesy: www.bbc.co.uk

The ceremony will involve three parts: Firstly, The elect president will pay tribute to the Georgian heroes fallen for the territorial integrity at the Tbilisi Hero's Square Memorial. Then, she will visit the grave of Ilia Chavchavadze in the Mtatsminda Pantheon. Ilia Chavchavadze was a
Georgian poet, writer, and political figure. In 1987, he was canonized by the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church, as "Saint Ilia the Righteous." And, lastly, the swearing-in ceremony will take place on the territory of Batoni Tsikhe (castle) in Telavi.
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Eliso Bolkvadze, Photo courtesy: www.forbes.ge

The list of inauguration guests is underway. Invitations will be sent to the foreign delegations and representatives of all countries with whom Georgia has diplomatic relations. The fourth president of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili will also attend the ceremony.
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Giorgi Latso, Photo courtesy:https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3434664

Famous Georgians such as Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer and songwriter with her family members, Georgian pianist Eliso Bolkvadze and Georgian-American classical pianist, composer and doctor of musical arts Giorgi Latso have been invited at the ceremony. Katie Melua will not be able to attend the event due to her planned European tour. Eliso Bolkvadze is in Paris now and she has not confirmed the invitation yet. As for, Giorgi Latso, he has already arrived in Georgia for the inauguration.

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