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20.03.2017
Ayatollah Seddiqi met Patriarch of Georgia

On the 20th of March the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia received religious leader of Tehran Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi and Iran’s clerical delegation.

The Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia in order to further strengthen the relations between the two nations and two religions called this visit important and noted that despite religious or ideological differences Georgia had always been a peacemaker for different religious people living in Georgia and the Muslim community is an integral part of multinational Georgian society: “We are the citizens of 

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20.03.2017
Ayatollah Seddiqi visited Georgia

Ayatollah Seddiqi a religious leader of Tehran visited Georgia. On the initiative of the State Agency for Religious Issues and the direct participation of the Embassy of Iran Ayatollah Seddiqi met with the Metropolitan Giorgi (Jamdeliani) of Marneuli and Hujabi Eparchy. At the meeting they spoke about religious and ethnic relations in Marneuli. They noted that in Georgia, including multiethnic Marneuli Muslims, Christians and the representatives of other religious communities have peaceful and friendly traditions and they continue it suitably. The Metropolitan Giorgi was pleased to host such a high-ranking guest, as such kind of meetings

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18.03.2017
Transcaucasian Dialogue

Today at the Caucasus International University the “Transcaucasian Dialogue” was held that was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Bratislava process, its results and perspectives; as well as to the 25th anniversary of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly and the 15th anniversary of the security in Caucasus.

The event was attended by the representatives of the academia of Georgia, of the diplomatic corps of the neighboring countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia), of the embassies of the EU member states (Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria), of the international organizations and of the other governmental structures. 

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17.03.2017
Meeting with Muslim community of Georgia

A regular meeting between the State Agency for Religious Issues and the Muslim community of Georgia was held at the Administration of the Government of Georgia.

The meeting was attended: by the chairman of the agency Zaza Vashakmadze, Shia spiritual leaders Sheikh of All Georgia – Ramin Igidov, members of the Spiritual Council (Shura) of the Administration 

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17.03.2017
Meeting with Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran

The chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze continues holding introductory meetings with the newly appointed ambassadors.

On the 16th of March, the chairman of the agency met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Georgia H.E Seyed Javad Ghavam Shahidi.

Zaza Vashakmadze introduced the guest the country’s religious policy, main directions of the agency’s activities and the decisions made by the government regarding the Muslim community in recent years.

 

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26.01.2017
Projects of the State Agency for Religious Issues in 2016

On the 24th of January, at the National Youth and Children’s Palace the State Agency for Religious Issues within the framework of the Governmental Action Plan on Protection of Human Rights in Georgia presented the projects and books fulfilled in 2016 that have been published by the agency: 

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20.01.2017
Exhibition at the Georgian-Jewish Museum

On the 18th of January, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Lithuania to Tbilisi, Georgia Giedrius Puodziunas visited the Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations and opened the exhibition – “Lithuanian Jews Beyond the Iron Curtain”. 

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20.01.2017
Meeting with Ambassador of Lithuania

On the 17th of January, at the Administration of the Government of Georgia the meeting between the chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Poland in Tbilisi, Georgia Mariusz Maszkiewicz was held.

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11.01.2017
Meeting with President of Israel

Within the two-day visit to Georgia the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin went to Tbilisi Great Synagogue and met with the chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Israel Paata kalandadze, the Ambassador Extraordinary and

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