Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania Roberta Alma Anastase met with the Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II at the Patriarch`s residence today. His Holiness welcomed the guest and focused on the intensification of religious ties between the two countries. Patriarch presented the guest with gifts at the end of the meeting. Roberta Alma Anastase arrived in Georgia yesterday and met with the president, parliament speaker and the prime minister. After the meeting with Georgian Patriarch, the guest visited ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta. Romanian speaker will leave Georgia today.
Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre has a new director - Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia has presented conductor Giorgi Jordania at this position today. Minister said the candidate was selected according to his professional experience on international level.
Visit of the Patriarch of All Georgia to the Russian capital continues. Late last night His Holiness was invited at the studio of the Georgian sculptor in Russia, Zurab Tsereteli, where Russian politicians were also present.
Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and opera.
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Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian capital.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has been hosted by Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow today. The meeting, on which Georgian patriarch expressed his hope of solving problems in Georgia-Russia relations, was held at the Residence of the Russian Patriarch.