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President Juncker attended celebration of 100 years of the First Republic of Georgia

May 29, 2018

On 26 May, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, joined celebrations in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to commemorate the country’s centenary Independence Day.

At the opening ceremony, President Juncker stated: “Georgia is a country that has always been part of Europe and has always looked towards Europe. I want us to break down more of the barriers that still exist between us, and step up our support to each other, building on the progress we have already achieved.”

President Juncker gave a speech at the Oath Taking Ceremony to the 100th Anniversary of Georgia's First Democratic Republic. He also gave a joint press statement with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili later on in the day.

Throughout the day, locals of and visitors to Tbilisi came to visit the European Union stand on Rustaveli Avenue. People were encouraged to learn about the history of the EU, relations with Georgia and positive results for Georgian citizens.

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