Zurab Zhvania's star opened in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
11 April, 2019
Zurab Zhvania's star opened in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
Zurab Zhvania's star has been opened in front of the Council of Europe Palace in Strasbourg. The name of Zurab Zhvania and his famous phrase: "I am Georgian and therefore I am European" are inscribed on the star.

The above phrase was pronounced by Zurab Zhvania at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly 20 years ago, after the Assembly unanimously supported Georgia's accession to the Council of Europe.
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The opening ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze, the
members of the Georgian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Zurab Zhvania's family.

“20 years ago, in 1999, the then Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, late Zurab Zhvania, here in this wonderful city of Strasbourg, speaking at the historical moment when Georgia was joining the Council of Europe, made his famous statement. I vividly remember his words. And therefore today, 20 years after, I would like to reiterate Zurab Zhvania’s words spoken here in the Council of Europe – I am Georgian, and therefore I am European!
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Since this historic words 20 years have passed and symbolically, this year we will take up the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the organization that has been a principal supporter on our path and its now our turn to accept the torch and pass it to the future generations”, the PM said at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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