We should rediscover our motherland and all places that are forgotten – Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said in Asureti village of Kvemo Kartli region.
Prime Minister together with Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Maia Tskitishvili and German Ambassador to Georgia Hubert Knirsch visited the rehabilitated German settlement in Georgia.
Gakharia said the first German settlement in Georgia dated to 1827 and rehabilitation of one of the streets in Asureti was dedicated to the 200th jubilee of the settlement.
PM said that the program was symbolic that would give stimulus to the development of internal tourism. He said that Georgia opened borders to Germany unconditionally. “German people were exiled from Georgia after World War II but this was a wonderful history of coexistence,” PM said.
Gakharia said that when tourism was fully opened and foreign tourists started arriving in Georgia, Georgian people had to be the best guides to tell the history of Georgia to international visitors.
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure completed the rehabilitation of Shvabebi Street in Asureti village. The restoration works were carried out at a local church, three houses and a German cemetery.