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President joins Georgia’s centenary celebrations today

26 May 2018, 02:51 ( 8 Months ago) | updated: 26 May 2018, 02:53 ( 8 Months ago)

DF Report
President Sauli Niinistö. File Photo President office by Juhani Kandell.

President Sauli Niinistö will attend the 100th Anniversary of Georgia’s First Democratic Republic in Tbilisi on Saturday, said an official press release.

Other guests will include the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Armenia as well as the President of the European Commission.

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili will receive the guests at the Freedom Square where a ceremony will be held.

Later in the day, a round-table discussion will be organised at the Parliament of Georgia to discuss the future of Europe and international partnerships in the next hundred years.

The visit will conclude with an enactment depicting the first declaration of independence at the National Youth and Children’s Palace.

During his visit, President Niinistö will have bilateral meetings with his Georgian counterpart  Giorgi Margvelashvili and President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.

This is the first visit to Georgia by President Niinistö.