Today, at the Administration of the Government of Georgia, a meeting was held between the Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues, Zaza Vashakmadze, and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Ernst Peter Fischer.
The chairman of the Agency told the German Ambassador about the projects and activities implemented by the State Agency for Religious Issues as well as the religious policy of the State of Georgia. Zaza Vashakmadze specially highlighted the format of the interreligious council on relations with religious organizations, spoke about the cooperation between the state and religious communities, including the Evangelical-Lutheran Church.
The German Ambassador, Ernst Peter Fischer, positively assessed the projects implemented by the Agency and confirmed that the German Embassy would continue to cooperate and maintain friendly relations with the Agency. According to the Ambassador, he particularly appreciated the Agency's active relationship with the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. "For me, Georgia is a model of religious diversity and multiculturalism, and I advise many countries to follow it," the ambassador said and expressed his desire to meet with the representatives of religious organizations and interact with them. Regarding European integration, the Ambassador said: "My great desire is to see Georgia join the European Union, and my main goal is to provide consultations on the path of Georgia’s European integration".
At the end of the meeting, the chairman of the Agency presented the books published by the Agency to the German Ambassador as a gift.