Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili attended the festive activity held on the fourth anniversary of the Kvareli EuroClub establishment and met the youths who joined the signature-collection campaign Our Voice to Europe aimed to gain support for Georgia from the European Union ahead of granting candidate status.
According to the President, everyone should get involved.
“Governments and leaders come and go, but people stay. When people know what kind of future they want for their children and future generations, they will get it.
The initiatives coming from each city and community are very strong. The history of Georgia knows very well that it has survived in the most difficult periods precisely because every place had its own strength, its own identity, and this self-confidence. Maybe, in some periods, there was no central government that ruled everything, but there were local forces that helped to survive. Sometimes they got used to harsh conditions, but sometimes it was a joint path we walked and still continue walking,” she said.
President stressed that Kvareli was the birthplace of prominent public figure Ilia Chavchavadze, who taught the value of independence, sharing knowledge, culture and the country’s identity.
In conclusion, President Salome Zourabichvili thanked the youngsters for joining the campaign. She said she “could read in their eyes” that they believed in the future.
“Thank you for your participation in a campaign that, I repeat, is not the campaign for my political purposes. This is our campaign, yours, to sign and say aloud: “Our Voice to Europe.” This is just an expression of the fact that this society is united. This society stands strong and believes in this future. And I can read in the eyes of young people here that this will be our future. I believe in it,” she said.
EU Ambassador to Georgia and representatives of the diplomatic corps attended the event.