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PM Irakli Garibashvili presents King of Jordan with Golden Fleece after handover of land plot for Georgian culture centre

Georgia: Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, presented the Georgian State Order of the Golden Fleece on behalf of Georgia to King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the transfer of land to Georgia near the place of the Savior’s baptism.

Irakli Garibashvili met with King Abdullah II during his visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and thanked him for handing over 4,000 square meters of plot in the Holy Land, near the place of the Savior’s baptism.

“Thank you, Your Majesty! It is a great honour for me to meet you personally. Thanks for our invitation and reception. On behalf of our government, country and people, thank you for your very generous decision to transfer land to Georgia. Your Royal Highness, without exaggeration, I want to tell you that this is the greatest gift and joy for the whole nation. Thank you again for that. Thanks! I also want to emphasize the importance of our relationship. It gave us a really good opportunity to discuss our bilateral relationship and future development. That is why I came with a delegation, with ministers. “So thank you again,” the head of government told King Abdullah II.

The Prime Minister noted that the construction of a Georgian cultural centre on a plot of land transferred to Georgia on the Holy Land would help deepen friendship and cooperation between the two countries and increase awareness of the historical heritage of the Georgian and Jordanian peoples.

 

The head of government noted that Georgia and Jordan are in a new stage of deepening the Hashimite royal ties.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed the role of His Excellency Prince Ghaz, as well as the Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Archbishop of Jordan, in the decision-making process for the transfer of land to Georgia.

The Prime Minister noted that Prince Ghaz’s personal contribution was crucial in reaching a final agreement and that Georgia appreciates this very much.

According to the Prime Minister, it is a great historical event that, as a result of the joint efforts of the secular and clerical authorities, Georgia will return to the Holy Land after 300 years. With the blessing of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, a Georgian Cultural Center will be built on Georgian-owned land.

During the meeting, the high-level cooperation between Georgia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was underlined, and the readiness to further deepen the existing cooperation was expressed.

 

The conversation focused on the security environment in the two neighbouring regions. The Prime Minister noted that Jordan’s the Hashemite Kingdom is considered one of the most stable and key countries in ensuring peace and security in the Middle East region. 

The head of government stressed the personal role of King Abdullah in the political decision-making process on Middle East issues and spoke about the importance of restoring historical ties with Arab countries.

The Prime Minister thanked King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for his strong support of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and invited him to Georgia at a reasonable time.

 

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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