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Trump Congratulates Georgia on 100th Anniversary of First Republic

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, June 12
The President of the United States Donald Trump has congratulated Georgia on the 100th anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia and sent a letter of congratulations to the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

The PM’s press office released the letter on Monday.

"Georgia is a remarkable country with an ancient and beautiful history and many contributions to Western culture, including music, architecture and cuisine. Your soldiers have shown courage and sacrifice fighting alongside us in Afghanistan and Iraq. The United States continues unwaveringly to support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic future, territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Trump says in the letter.

As the partnership between Georgia and US continues to deepen, Donald Trump looks forward to exploring ways to ensure the two countries’ “prosperity and security.”

The Government of Georgia has organized more than 100 events abroad to specially mark the date.

More than 100 start-ups, Georgian and international organisations are involved in organising events.

The presidents of six countries: Armenia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, as well as the head of the European Commission attended festivities in Tbilisi on May 26, on the Independence Day of Georgia.

Parliament Speakers of Estonia, Moldova and Ukraine, Foreign Minister of France, Vice-Prime Ministers of Belarus and Romania, Vice-parliament Speaker of the Czech Republic also arrived in Georgia to celebrate the day.

Members of the Georgian diaspora, offspring of the leaders of the First Republic of Georgia come to their homeland to mark the Independence Day.

The special dates coming within the Independence Day celebrations are as follows:

17 October - UNESCO Peace Ambassador Eliso Bolkvadze will hold a concert in Bratislava .

June 16 - The Leuville Estate in France will host events of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia. The first Georgian-France memorial centre will be arranged on the location.

The Democratic Republic of Georgia (DRG) existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a republic of Georgia.

The DRG was created after the collapse of the Russian Empire that began with the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Facing permanent internal and external problems, the young state was unable to withstand invasion by the Russian Red Army, and collapsed between February and March 1921 and became a Soviet republic.