Sofia, Bulgaria: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria extended wishes to the Former Soviet republic – Georgia, on its Independence Day on May 26, 2022.
The foreign ministry tweeted, “We extend warm congratulations and best wishes on the happy occasion of the National Day of Georgia. We hope our countries will enhance long-lasting friendship even more. #GeorgiaIndependenceDay”.
The European country recognized Georgia as an independent state on January 15, 1992; meanwhile, diplomatic ties between both countries were established on June 5, 1992.
Bulgaria is having an embassy in Tbilisi, and Georgia has an embassy in Sofia. Both nations are complete members of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
On the other hand, the foreign ministry of Georgia, while wishing the general public on Independence day, stated, “As we are celebrating our Independence Day, let’s once again appreciate freedom and pay tribute to those who gave it to us. Freedom that paved our way to the European future! Happy Independence Day”.
The day is observed as a national holiday in Georgia, commemorating the May 26 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which led to the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
The day is followed by events such as – military parades, fireworks, concerts, fairs, and political speeches and ceremonies, as well as celebrating the culture and history of Georgia.
After the Russian revolution in 1917 and being annexed by the Russian Empire, Georgia declared itself as an independent European Democratic nation in 1918.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Georgia – Irakli Garibashvili, addressing the population on the eve, asserted, “May 26 is the day of our freedom. A day that unites citizens of Georgia the most. I want to congratulate our proud army, all teachers or farmers, doctors or builders, athletes or artists, soldiers or police officers, the young and the old,