About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:27 - 21 Apr.'15
 
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
21 Apr.'15 15:27
PM Names New Infrastructure Minister
Nodar Javakhishvili will replace Davit Shavliashvili, who filed resignation on April 21.
21 Apr.'15 13:34
Infrastructure Minister Files Resignation
The ministry said Shavliashvili stepped down because of health reasons.
21 Apr.'15 10:59
Georgian, Ukrainian Parliament Speakers Meet in Kiev
Setting up of parliamentary conference of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova proposed.
20 Apr.'15 21:31
Georgian, EU Foreign Ministers Meet in Luxembourg
EU foreign policy chief, neighbourhood commissioner also participated in the Friends of Georgia meeting.
20 Apr.'15 11:56
Belarus President to Visit Georgia
Lukashenko will meet Georgian leadership in Tbilisi and will also visit Batumi on April 23-24.
20 Apr.'15 11:31
Georgian Fighting for Ukraine Killed at Shyrokyne
This is the fourth reported fatality among Georgians fighting in Ukraine.
19 Apr.'15 01:56
Georgian Parliament Speaker to Visit Ukraine
Parliamentary delegation will visit Kiev on April 19-21.
18 Apr.'15 14:40
Bill Criminalizing ‘Calls for Violent Actions’ Worries Rights Groups
Although revised, the bill still poses threat to freedom of expression, rights groups say.
17 Apr.'15 17:09
Bill Against Involvement with Illegal Armed Groups Abroad Discussed
The bill was expected to be voted on Friday, but was delayed because of thwarted session.
17 Apr.'15 16:43
UNM’s Protest over Detention of Ex-SWAT Commander Thwarts Parliament Session
Parliament failed to open session as UNM MPs refused to undergo registration.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
9