Today, on March 11, in the conference hall of Rustavi City Council the Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze presented Abi Pashaev, the representative of the State Agency for Religious Issues in Kvemo Kartli, to the Head of Local Authorities and Religious Organizations.
The presentation was attended by Kvemo Kartli Governor Shota Rekhviashvili, Metropolitan of Rustavi Diocese Ioane (Gamrekeli), Mayors of municipalities of Kvemo Kartli region and religious organizations operating in the region: the representatives of Georgian Orthodox Church, Muslim Community, Catholic Church, Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Evangelical-Protestant Churches and Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches.
According to Zaza Vashakmadze, opening of regional representation is a new challenge for the agency and responds to modern demands. Namely, the regional office will be able to better coordinate and engage with the representatives of religious organizations and local authorities. Which, ultimately, will be more efficient and result-oriented for the agency's activities in the region. Representation of the State Agency for Religious Issues will operate in three regions - Adjara, Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti. The first representation was officially opened in Rustavi today.