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On October 15, 2020, the Ambassador of Hungary to Georgia, Viktoria Horvath, visited the State Agency for Religious Issues
15.10.2020
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On October 15, 2020, the Ambassador of Hungary to Georgia, Viktoria Horvath, visited the State Agency for Religious Issues

Zaza Vashakmadze, the Chairman of the Agency, spoke about the history of the establishment of the State Agency for Religious Issues, its functioning, goals and objectives. He also briefed the guest on Georgia's religious policy and provided information on state funding for religious denominations and the transfer of religious buildings. The conversation focused on the activities of the inter-religious council as an effective format of relations. The Chairman handed over to the Ambassador the religious maps published by the Agency, the interreligious calendar, conference materials, photo albums and other publications held over the years.

At the meeting the Chairman of the Agency noted the projects  implemented in the country  to promote  religious diversity, protection of religious freedom and advancement of a tolerant environment by the state of Georgia, as well as trainings and other activities under the  Action Plan of the Government of Georgia on the Protection of Human Rights.

The Ambassador thanked the Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues for the warm reception, approved the mechanism of working with religious organizations and the state policy and initiated the implementation of joint projects with the Agency. According to the Ambassador, cooperation in the field of religious tourism would be interesting which will further strengthen and enhance the friendship between the two Christian countries.

At the end of the meeting, the conversation focused on the future visit of the Agency to the Republic of Hungary and a meeting with a counterpart organization for sharing mutual experiences.