Today, at the Administration of the Government of Georgia, the Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues, Zaza Vashakmadze met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to Georgia, Maria Theodorou.
The meeting was introductory in nature. The Ambassador was interested in the religious policy of the state of Georgia and the projects implemented by the Agency. The Chairman of the Agency informed the guest about the activities of the Agency aiming at strengthening the tolerant environment in the country. In particular: inter-religious conferences, inter-religious calendar, activities of the inter-religious council, teaching the Georgian language to the clergy of religious minorities within the framework of the "State Language for Clergy" and etc. Zaza Vashakmadze spoke about the unique character of Georgian Islam and stressed that against the background of religious controversy in the world, Georgian Muslims - Shiites and Sunnis - pray in one mosque. The chairman of the Agency also touched upon the tendency of violating the religious rights of Orthodox Christians in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali.
At the end of the meeting, Maria Theodorou thanked the Chairman of the Agency and expressed her desire to continue the cooperation.