“Georgia and Germany have developed friendly ties and became reliable partners bound by shared values of freedom and democracy and common interests”, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said in his speech at the event commemorating German Unity Day.
“More than 30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, a symbol of division, a symbol of war and rejection. After this historic event on a global scale, a year later, the German people were finally able to fulfill the cherished dream of many generations of Germans and united Germany into one strong and prosperous country.
On the example of a united Germany, we all see what the people can achieve in a united impulse. We see how people coexist and strive in peace, how they create a free society, with human rights for all, with the rule of law and a strong democracy and prosperous economy.
Germany has come a long way since the Cold War, when it was the central line of division and confrontation, to becoming the center of integration for the countries of Europe. This is especially important for us. Germany is an example and a role model for Georgia, as we face the same challenges that Germany overcame so swiftly and successfully more than thirty years ago.
Germany has become one of the leading countries of the European Union, having strengthened itself as the political, economic and financial center of Europe, contributing to the ensuring peace and prosperity across the continent.
In our challenging times, dear friends, when European security is threatened, the day of October 3 gains even greater significance. At the same time, it once again becomes obvious that only by unity will we be able to defend our common values and common European home.
Georgia and Germany have developed friendly ties and became reliable partners bound by shared values of freedom and democracy and common interests. In the last decade our relations reached all-time high status and reached a qualitatively new level.
Over the 30 years of re-establishment of diplomatic relations our countries have created fruitful multi-dimensional cooperation across a variety of fields.
We highly appreciate Germany’s role as being a leading development partner efficiently delivering assistance through KfW and GIZ and other German institutions, in line with the country’s development priorities. In recent years Germany has become the largest bilateral donor in terms of foreign aid. We thank you!
I strongly believe that Germany will further maintain the strong stance and flagship role to consolidate political support towards Georgia’s foreign policy priorities. On the other hand, Germany can further rely on us, Georgians, as we are determined to continue promotion of the shared European values and interests and play our role in supporting democracy, peace and stability in the region and beyond.
On behalf of the Government of Georgia I wish you a happy Day of German Unity,” Georgian PM said.