President with two palaces -Despite a disclaim of the Avlabari residence, Salome Zourabichvili holds official ceremony in this building.
Salome Zourabichvili hosted the President of Cyprus in the former residence of Avlabari, where she was categorically refusing to enter.
It turned out that there is no place for many guests at the Palace of Orbeliani c, which is not meant for the solemn ceremonies.The president"s administration explains that not only the President, but all those who have such high rank guests, will hold welcome ceremony at the Avlabari Palace .
The second part of the palace will have a cultural-educations; function.
Now the government keeps both palaces despite the fact that one of the reasons for the abolition of the Avlabari residence was the cost of exploitation.
After election of Salome Zourabichvili "s as president, the residence on Atoneli Street was not ready. 2,5 million was allocated to finish the works, but it was immediately said that this amount would not be enough.
Today it turned out that the Avlabari palace with all its infrastructure and Atonal Palace, both are financed from the budget.