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Georgian Orthodox Church visits EU institutions in Brussels

11/11/2016 - 14:10
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EU welcomed the Archbishop Theodore and other high-level representatives of the Georgian Orthodox Church in Brussels. In a meeting at the European External Action Service, Managing Director Thomas Mayr-Harting stressed the excellent EU-Georgia relations and underlined the important role the Georgian Orthodox Church plays in Georgian society.

The delegation of the Patriarchy is on an official visit to Brussels from 7 to 11 November. As part of the visit, the delegation has already met with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and visited EU's External Action Service where they met with managing director Thomas Mayr-Harting and head of EU's strategic communication team (East StratCom), Giles Portman. Georgia's relations with the EU, common values and the important role the Georgian Orthodox Church plays for the Georgian society were the main issues discussed.

The delegtation's busy schedule includes visiting NATO Head Quarters, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and other EU institutions. They are accompanied by journalists from the Patriarchy television "Ertsulovneba", where new TV series about Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration will be broadcast from November 2017.

The project is implemented by the Center for Development and Democracy (CDD) together with Information Center on NATO and EU, Office of the State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, and in partnership with the Education System of the Patriarchy of Georgia and St. David Aghmashenebeli Education Center. The Embassy of the United Kingdom to Georgia provides financial support to the project.


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