“As I start the day, it’s nice to meet with representatives of the Indian community of Tsnori, Khaketi. Their hard work in the agricultural sector has earned them a good reputation, enterprising Indians are our global bridge,” tweeted Jaishankar.
As I start the day, nice to meet representatives of the Indian community of Tsnori, Khaketi. Their hard work in farming… https://t.co/ugrXXYhvfN
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1625903550000
The Foreign Minister arrived in the country on Friday for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Georgian counterpart David Zalkaliani.
On Friday, the minister handed over to his Georgian counterpart a holy relic of Ketevan the Martyr, a 17th-century queen from the Kakheti region revered as a saint by the Georgian Orthodox Church, which was found in India.
After the handover of the relic placed in an ornate wooden box, a religious ceremony took place in the presence of Patriarch Ilya II, the spiritual leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church, and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
“Warmly welcomed in Tbilisi by FM David Zalkaliani. Happy to hand over the holy relics of Saint Queen Ketevan to the people of Georgia. A moving moment,” Jaishankar said in an earlier tweet.
Zalkaliani said Jaishankar’s visit will play a huge role in strengthening ties and taking the two countries’ relations to a whole new level.
Considering the persistent demand from the Georgian side for the permanent transfer of the holy relics and also considering the historical, religious and spiritual feelings that are attached to the Holy Queen Ketevan by the Georgian people, the Indian government has decided to offer a portion of the holy relics Relics to the government and people of Georgia.
The officials said it will strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between India and Georgia.