Georgia; Kutaisi, Sep. 21, 2003
The church at Gelati monastery.
© 2003 Peter Williams.
Georgia; Tbilisi, Sep. 24, 2003
Youth in city centre
© 2003 Peter Williams.
Georgian orthodox church, Tblisi
vardzia city in the rock
Government’s Export Promotion Policy
Foreign Trade Regimes.
Reforms carried out in recent years in Georgia, including serious legal
reforms, are working successfully to create a favourable foreign trade
regime in the country. Since 1995 the following major reforms have taken
place in Georgian legislation:
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There were many
works published In Georgia , in which the authours tried to explain the
manuscript of Ioane-Zosime - “Praise and Glorofication of the Georgian
language.” If we judge according to the contents of this text, full of
esoteric wisdom, the monk, Ioane-Zosime is its last screbe, nobody cnows.
Much is said even by the title of the text “praise and glorification of the
Georgia language”; but why? What duty can be put on to the Georgian language
that made Ioane-Zosime call out from the 10th century:- Georgians, glory to
the language of Lazarus. What does it mean? What was put into the Georgian
language and by whom? And if anything was put into it when was it done?
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Georgian writing was first seen in the 7th century B.C.
The first examples include inscriptions in the Georgian monastery of the
Holy Cross in Palestine, in the Bethlehem desert (Bir-ell-Katt), as well as
those in the Sioni Church of Bolnisi, south of Tbilisi. The source of the
Georgian script is a controversial problem.
Sept. 1991: WCC
general secretary Emilio Castro writes to Patriarch Ilia following the
declaration of Georgian independence, urging all political parties to
refrain from violence.
Jan. 1992: Following
a telex received from Patriarch Ilia, the WCC general secretary writes to
support efforts of Georgian Orthodox Church to support political dialogue
and prevent civil conflict.
Oct. 1992: The WCC
general secretary expresses concern and sympathy of the WCC in response to
the worsening civil conflict in Georgia.
Jan. 1993: WCC and
CEC joint study visit to Georgia. Extensive meetings with representatives of
the churches and government authorities. The ecumenical delegation expresses
concern about the declining socioeconomic conditions in the country, and the
Sept. 1993: The
incoming WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser expresses the solidarity of WCC
with the victims of the conflict in the separatist region of Abkhazia, and
shares his prayer for a restoration of peace and justice in the country.
WCC works with GOC and other churches in response to the conflicts and
subsequent major humanitarian and social crises in the country. Several
major emergency programmes are implemented by WCC and subsequently by WCC’s
emergency office ACT International. Particular efforts are focused on the
development of the Georgian Orthodox charitable organization ‘Lazarus’.
and marketing positive tourist image country, provision, safety of the
variety of the tourist product, preparing the competent personnel and
development of the infrastructure - such a consisting of five main
priorities problem, requiring the most quick decision that development of
the tourism became real possible. The Unique natural wealth
GEORGIA - a climate, mineral and medical water,
sea, mountains, wood and yard - a potential, which will allow the country at
the most short periods to realize serious economic advancement. Full-fledged
use of this potential in good of the country is reflected in "National
concept of the tourism GEORGIA" and her(its)
program action, which consideration took place the July 26 beside President
GEORGIA Eduarda SHevardnadze. The Concept is
designed on the grounds of joint studies georgian and foreign expert. In
her(its) comprehension important role have played the recommendations to
Worldwide tourist organization and organized in 1998 in Tbilisi Worldwide
forum "Tourism on Great Silk ways". In her are thoroughly analysed, on the
one hand, promoting development of the tourism factors, with other -
his(its) possible share in development of the economy of the country. What
has declared the chairman of the State department on tourism and resort
load;embark;stevedore Vazha SHubladze, this branch at the beginning
initially HHI age can play the solving role in development of the country,
increasing her(its) international image. Established on today in the world
real picture confirms that tourism as economic phenomenon has firmly
occupied the first place. For 49 countries of the world he presents the main
source of the exchange arrivals. On factor past year, in the world is fixed
715 million tourist. To 2020 this number, on prediction factor, will reach
one-and-half-adress computer milliard. That occurs in this time in
On information of the chairman of the department, since 1995 in four times
increased the number arrived in load;embark;stevedore tourist that, itself,
very good phenomena. Bad only that this number could be double more if not
above named preventing factors. On denoted specially this massive problem
counsel to leaders all corresponding to services, ministry and department
agreed that tourism uniquely follows to declare the priority branch and
must realize all necessary actions on his(its)
development. This has required first of all and President
He has declared: "it is Necessary to acknowledge development of the tourism
- one of the main priority. This that branch, which quicker other will give
the results and will contribute the serious contribution to adjusting the
problem to employment. Nor one other branch can so quickly solve this
Eduarda SHevardnadze, the work has significant importance with population
and his(its) information about that, with than is bound development of the
tourism and what this process in
occurs. "If country will not turn out to be
to be ready to tourism, what buildings and palace we nor built, this branch
will not be able to develop. Our people must know that each tourist presents
the additional incom, worker place and so on", - has noted the chapter of
the country and has recalled the incident, connected with japanese tourist
in Svaneti. On his(its) estimation, this disgraceful fact for two-three
years has delayed the development to this branches in edge, like which it is
difficult to find in the whole Europe. In the opinion of President
GEORGIA, it is necessary to begin general
consideration to concepts. The Regions, services must develop the program,
what follows to work at places in this direction that necessary to do for
conservation and savings monument cultures, because exactly cultural
heritage - one of the main of the conditions of the development of the
tourism in GEORGIA.
One of claiming
attention factor of attraction tourist in country - a medical resorts
GEORGIA, unique possibilities which earlier were
known in SOVIET UNIONS, but presently, in the opinion of President
GEORGIA, about them must hear whole world.
GEORGIA has ed the prospects of the development of
the tourism in GEORGIA and with process of the
rebirth "Great Silk way" and has noted that there is possibility beside
GEORGIA to occupy the central place on South Caucasus and in Central Asia
with standpoint of the development of the tourism in region.
" GEORGIA -
unique Country. In one small country such complex - a mountains, sea,
culture and so on - an unique phenomena. There was crime before our future
generations not to use this", - has emphasized Eduard SHevardnadze and has
noted that advisable to lead educational functioning to this subjects and
amongst children of the school age.
On counsel was
solved that in concepts will find the reflection clearly expressed
considerations and with their account will is prepared final variant
corresponding to edict of the President