20 June 2024,   10:07
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Despite enduring the most formidable challenges, Georgia and its independence persist. Today, Georgian society boasts a wealth of experience compared to the nascent years of independence restoration – Kobakhidze

Despite enduring the most formidable challenges, Georgia and its independence persist. Today, Georgian society boasts a wealth of experience compared to the nascent years of independence restoration, said the Prime Minister of Georgia at the event dedicated to Georgia’s Independence Day.

“Over the course of the past 34 years, Georgia has weathered numerous trials and tribulations. From enduring three wars in the early 90s to grappling with the loss of de facto independence, authoritarianism, agents’ rule, and a fourth war between 2004 and 2012, our nation has faced profound challenges. The inexperience of our society and the betrayal of politicians resulted in the temporary loss of 20 percent of our territory. Subsequently, from 2012 to the present day, Georgia has confronted myriad attempts aimed at undermining its sovereignty and independence, particularly in the last four years.

Despite enduring the most formidable challenges, Georgia and its independence persist. Today, Georgian society boasts a wealth of experience compared to the nascent years of independence restoration. Moreover, the government stands resolutely at the forefront, safeguarding Georgia’s sovereignty, protecting its national interests and ensuring the preservation of its independence.

It is the unity and prudent actions of our citizens alongside the government they have chosen that have afforded us the ability to sustain peace within our nation over the past two years, despite facing existential threats and enduring multiple betrayals, including that of from the President of Georgia.

Recent events in Georgia"s history and the ongoing developments in the contemporary global landscape have underscored with remarkable clarity that sovereignty stands as the paramount safeguard for a nation"s security. Hence, today, more than ever, we must exercise utmost vigilance in preserving Georgia’s state independence. It is imperative that we nurture and protect the three pillars of Georgia’s national identity - homeland, language and faith - with unparalleled dedication. Moreover, in this critical juncture, we must prioritize unity and mutual care, endeavoring to vanquish the forces of hatred, for it is through love alone that we can mend what enmity has torn asunder”, - said Irakli Kobakhidze.

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