Georgia: Today, Europeans are celebrating Europe Day, a commemorative day that marks the starting point of the continent’s political and economic integration.
Europe Day is a day which is held on 9 May every year to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.
This day celebrates the achievements of Europe and the signing of the Schuman Declaration on 9 May 1950. The date marks the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman declaration’ that aimed to secure long-term peace in postwar Europe.
Several diplomats, leaders, and officials congratulated Europeans on Europe Day.
Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilia Darchiashvili congratulated the nation’s European “friends and allies” on Europe Day.
The date, according to Darchiashvili, represents “unityfor peace and democracy.”
Georgia historically belongs to this family and continues walking steadily on the route of European integration,” tweeted the top Georgian diplomat.
Today we join our European friends and partners in celebrating #EuropeDay, the day symbolizing unity for peace and democracy. 🇬🇪 historically belongs to this family and continues walking steadily on the path of the 🇪🇺integration. pic.twitter.com/zpl7VpEDHb
— Ilia Darchiashvili (@iliadarch) May 9, 2022
The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia also took to Twitter with a message, “Team Europe stands with Georgia on Europe Day. “
Team Europe stands with Georgia on #EuropeDay. 🇪🇺🇬🇪 pic.twitter.com/aRM3u53PVT
— EU Delegation Georgia 🇪🇺 (@EUinGeorgia) May 9, 2022
Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, said in a post on Twitter that:
Europe Day is our celebration of a new vision for Europe that was presented 72 years ago in the ‘Schuman declaration. At a time when Europe was still rising from the ashes of the devastating war, determined to make sure there would be no more wars in Europe. While we remain faithful to that vision, unfortunately, others blatantly and tragically demonstrate that they still see things differently, But as Russia is waging its unjustified war in Europe, We are standing up in strong solidarity with Ukraine based on the values and the principles that unite us and on which our union was built. Here in Georgia, our close partnership is based on these same values. A partnership that is set to grow further as Georgia took the historic step to apply for EU membership, in line with the aspirations of an overwhelming majority of its population and in coping with its civilization roots. From the constitution of the First Republic of Georgia, we see that the values of democracy, equality, diversity and freedom have a deep foundation in Georgian society and culture. Values that we all treasure to this day, and which we want to continue working on together and fight for globally. The EU is standing by Georgia. In support of building a strong, prosperous and democratic country. During times of COVID and other crises. And in unwavering support of Georgia’s independence and territorial integrity. And we will continue to do so. And we will continue to count on Georgia as our friend and partner. Let me congratulate all of us on Europe Day.