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2015.09.08 13:45

Lithuania commemorates Georgian independence

Algirdas Acus 2015.09.08 13:45

As Georgia commemorates its Independence Day, Lithuanian school children accompanied by highest state officials unfurled a giant Georgian flag in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, to congratulate Georgian people.

As Georgia commemorates its Independence Day, Lithuanian school children accompanied by highest state officials unfurled a giant Georgian flag in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, to congratulate Georgian people.

The event commemorated the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia, after the collapse of the Russian empire.

The flag holding ceremony was attended by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius and other leading politicians of our country.

They expressed solidarity with Georgian people claiming that both countries are united by their aspiration for freedom and democratic values.

The Flag of Georgia was made by the youth group from Anykščiai city. The “IDS Borjomi Europoje“ company sponsored the making of the huge Georgian flag.

Length of the flag is 45 meters while its width reaches 30 meters, 900 meters of material were used to make it. School community in Anykščiai worked on it 5 weekends.

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Aerial shots of the Georgian flag

Soundbite (English)

KHATUNA SALUKVADZE, Ambassador of Georgia in Lithuania:
Throughout these two decades after restoration of independence of Georgia, Lithuania has always been with our country supporting its European and Euro-Atlantic integration on the way to NATO and European Union. For that we would like to thank Lithuanian people very much.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė arrives and holds flag

Soundbite (Lithuanian)