Mikheil Saakashvili awarded the ex-president of Latvia

Photo: Mikheil Saakashvili awarded the ex-president of Latvia / Georgia

Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 16 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

On Friday Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili granted honorary citizenship of Georgia to former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers and his wife Lilite.

As President Saakashvili said at a ceremony at the presidential palace, Zatlers has "merit" to Georgia.

Saakashvili awarded Zatlers with the Presidential Order of Shine.

"The President of Latvia supported Georgia in international forums, strengthened Group of Friends of Georgia, and in 2008, when the Group reformed, and then Georgia with its help was able to cope with complex international challenges," Saakashvili said, adding that today Zatlers still helping Georgia towards integration with the EU.

Zatlers thanked Georgian president for the high award and stressed that will be devoted to the Georgian people.

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