Irakli Garibashvili, Georgian Prime Minister granted the Order of Golden Fleece to King of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II on behalf of Georgia in gratitude for the allocation of land at the place of baptism of Jesus Christ to Georgia today, the government has said.
Irakli Garibashvili met King Abdullah II within the scope of his visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and expressed his gratitude for the allocation of 4000 square meters of land to Georgia at the holy land in the vicinity of the place of baptism of Jesus Christ.
“I express gratitude for your generous decision about the allocation of a land plot to Georgia. I thank you on behalf of our government, country, and people. Your majesty, I wish to tell you without exaggeration that this is the greatest gift and joy for the entire nation. Once again thank you for this. Thank you! Also, I wish to highlight the significance of our relations. We have been given a truly good opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations and future development. That is why I came with a delegation, including ministers. Thus, let me once again thank you” said the Head of Government of Georgia to the King of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II.
The Prime Minister noted that the construction of a Centre of Georgian Culture on the land plot allocated to Georgia at the holy land will facilitate the deepening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, thereby increasing the awareness of the historic legacy of Georgian and Jordanian people.
The PM noted that the two nations have embarked on a new stage of deepened ties. Garibashvili highlighted the role of His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, as well as the Patriarch of Jerusalem and Archbishop of Jordan in the process of decision-making on the allocation of a land plot to Georgia. He noted that the contribution of Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad was decisive in reaching the ultimate agreement and Georgia highly appreciates this.
The discussion was also related to the security environment in the two neighboring regions. The Prime Minister of Georgia noted that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is viewed as one of the most stable and key countries that ensure peace and security in the Middle East. The Head of Government of Georgia stressed the personal role of King of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II in the process of political decision-making in the Middle East and spoke about the significance of recovering historic ties with Arab countries.
The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the King of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II for the solid support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, thereby inviting his majesty to visit at any time of his convenience, the government added.