Giorgi Gakharia: I congratulate each citizen of Georgia and expatriates living overseas, our Abkhaz and Ossetian brothers with an Independence Day, having a strong belief that we will succeed in building a prosperous country together! Print Version

2020-05-26

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102 years ago National Council passed an Independence Act and made the most significant step towards further development of the country. It is the most pivotal day in the history of Georgia and back then, precisely on May 26, the First Republic defined the forthcoming orientation of our country" announced Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia at the military base of IV mechanized brigade in Vaziani today, which was a venue for a celebratory event dedicated to the Independence Day of Georgia with an engagement of the defense forces.

Head of Government of Georgia particularly congratulated the national holiday to each and every soldier, who are protecting the global security in peace missions and thus contribute to the future development and security of their homeland. Prime Minister of Georgia stressed the contribution made by the Georgian army in the successful management of the pandemic together with citizens of the country.

"I wish to congratulate each Georgian, each citizen of Georgia, our expatriates living overseas, our Abkhaz and Ossetian brothers with the Independence Day, having a strong belief that we will succeed in building our country, in shaping a prosperous state. I wish to particularly congratulate each soldier, who is nowadays bringing fame to our country through peace missions by ensuring the global security and thus contributing to the future development and security of their homeland. We are all fighting against the global pandemic together. We should all remember the role plaid by the Georgian army in the successful management of the pandemic together with our citizens. We all managed to localize and effectively manage the risk together" added the Prime Minister of Georgia.

According to the Head of Government of Georgia, when the National Council passed the Independence Act 102 years ago, it has led many future generations to fight for the independence of the country. A lot of labor and effort has been contributed, while many sacrificed their lives in this fight.

"Every generation fought for the freedom and independence of Georgia. Every generation has had its heroes. We should pay greatest tribute to these heroes and remember their names. Georgia is independent today and it is great merits to our heroes, however our contribution should lead to the successful and effective statehood. Georgian army has a tremendous role to play nowadays in achieving this mission. Today, when our planet is facing a global pandemic and nobody knows what the world will look like tomorrow, our unity and success of our army is a guarantee of our sovereign security, Euro-Atlantic orientation with the USA, EU and NATO. Georgian army has a tremendous role to play in this regard. Everyone should remember that fight for the independence and unity of Georgia is not yet over, however this goal should be attained in a peaceful manner and effort" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Head of Government of Georgia stressed the role of the defense forces of the country and announced that there is no greater honor than to selflessly serve one's homeland.

"We should look forward on the grounds of our past, traditions and ancient history. Modern Georgian army serves as an excellent role model for every citizen of our country in various directions by demonstrating how mobilized, successful and effective we should be in serving our homeland. There is no greater honor than to selflessly serve one's homeland. I congratulate you with the Independence Day and wish all of us to ultimately say that we have contributed our share in strengthening independence and unity of this country" concluded the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Head of Government of Georgia laid a wreath of garland at the memorial of servicemen fallen in hostilities and paid tribute to the memory of heroes together with the President of Georgia, Chairman of the Parliament, Minister of Defense and Mayor of Tbilisi at the military base of IV mechanized brigade in Vaziani.

Festive ceremony dedicated to the Independence Day of Georgia was attended by Vakhtang Gomelauri, Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia; Grigol Liluashvili, Head of State Security Service of Georgia; Giorgi Tkemaladze, Chairman of Tbilisi Assembly and diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia. By the close of the event, military and civil personnel were awarded with various medals for their outstanding dedication while in service and contribution made to saving human lives by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.

Press Service of the Government Administration