21 July 2024,   22:52
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Since the 90s, Germany has made a special contribution to the development of Georgian statehood, thanks to the German state, German people and German friends – Kobakhidze

Since the 90s, Germany has made a special contribution to the development of Georgian statehood, thanks to the German state, German people and German friends, said the Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech at the ceremonial reception dedicated to Georgia’s Independence Day in Berlin.

“We regained independence 33 years ago, in 1991. I remember, our generation and our older generation remember the 80s of the last century, when Georgians fought for the restoration of state independence.

The first large-scale dissident rally was held in 1988, and at that time no one believed that in just a few years our dream could come true and Georgia would continue to become an independent state.

It is symbolic that today’s event is attended by the son of the first president, Mr. Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, I greet him in a special way.

During these 33 years, we have gone through quite a difficult history, there were many trials, among them, there were 4 wars that we went through in these 3 decades. It was a very difficult way of developing and establishing statehood, and the support of our friends was of particular importance on this way.

It should be noted here that the support of the German state and the German people towards Georgia was very special. Since the 80s, we have felt this support and help from Germany, and after Georgia regained its state independence, we experienced the benefits of this support even more intensely.

Since the 90s, Germany has made a special contribution to the development and establishment of Georgian statehood, and I thank the German state, the German people and our German friends, German guests for this”, - said Irakli Kobakhidze.

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