Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Saturday congratulated the citizens on National Flag Day, highlighting it as “one of the most important” symbols of Georgian statehood.
The Georgian flag has been an “expression” of Georgian identity, “national spirit and unique culture”, tracing the history of the country that every citizen has been proud of, Garibashvili noted in his social media post.
Our flag unites the history of our country [Georgia] and people, the values that we have protected for centuries and will always do. Our people have worked hard to get to where we are today and we have achievements that keep us moving forward and building a better tomorrow”, the Head of the Government added.
The PM congratulated the “heroic” servicemembers with “special respect”, calling them the “guardians” of the country’s peace and unity, on whose service Georgia’s “honour and bright future” have always depended.
The current national flag was adopted by Parliament on January 14, 2004.
The flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement following the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Source : Agenda