About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:36 - 18 Apr.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Tbilisi Wants to Be Referred as 'Georgia' Not 'Gruzya'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Jun.'11 / 18:08

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said on June 27, that South Korea had agreed to refer to the country as “Georgia” instead of its Russian pronunciation “Gruzya.”

“This is of special importance for us taking into consideration the fact that number of countries, including those which are our friends, have failed so far to do so,” Nino Kalandadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said on June 27, adding that Tbilisi acknowledges that switching to “Georgia” from “Gruzya” was related with technical difficulties in those countries.

She said that Tbilisi requested “many countries” to switch on using “Georgia” long time ago and Tbilisi would continue talks on the issue with those countries.

Georgia will have to negotiate the issue with over a dozen of countries, who use the Russian version of its name, among them: Bulgaria; Belarus; China; Croatia; Latvia; Lithuania; Estonia; Poland; the Czech Republic; Slovakia, Slovenia; Serbia; Hungary; Macedonia; Japan, Ukraine.

Latest News
18 Apr.'14 15:36
Georgia in European Parliament's Resolution on Ukraine
It said that Georgia, like any other European state, has a European perspective.
18 Apr.'14 03:41
Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed with First Reading
The bill is criticized by human rights organizations and Orthodox groups, but for different reasons.
17 Apr.'14 23:42
Facing Public TV Board Law Woes, Parliament Elects Three More Members
GD votes down two candidates for board membership, picked by UNM parliamentary minority group.
17 Apr.'14 19:54
Court of Appeals Upholds Acquittal of Akhalaia
Former defense and interior minister, Bacho Akhalaia, remains in pretrial detention since Nov.2012.
16 Apr.'14 22:47
Meeting of Georgian, Russian Diplomats in Prague
Abashidze said Karasin told him Moscow has no intention to exert pressure on Georgia over AA.
16 Apr.'14 19:20
Georgian TV Crew, Detained at S.Ossetian Administrative Border, Released
Three members of the TV3 crew were released a day after being detained by the Russian border guards.
16 Apr.'14 15:21
Prosecutors Called to Speed Up Probe into Attack on UNM MP Tsiklauri
UNM may request parliamentary probe if the case is not solved by law enforcement agencies.
16 Apr.'14 12:31
Russian MFA on Detention of Georgian TV Crew at S.Ossetian Administrative Border
It said TV crew “demonstratively” crossed into S.Ossetia, which was a “provocation.”
15 Apr.'14 20:52
Georgian TV Crew Detained at S.Ossetia Administrative Border
Tskhinvali said three members of Tbilisi-based TV crew were detained for “violating border”.
15 Apr.'14 19:33
Key Election Dates and Deadlines
Some of the key deadlines, dates and procedures related to the June 15 local elections.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
62