Bouquets From the Prime Minister

Время публикации: 11.06.2015 00:39 | Последнее обновление: 11.06.2015 12:15

Georgian players greeted by head of government Irakly Garibashvili (PHOTO and VIDEO)

Today in Tbilisi, the Georgian women's team, which recently won the world team championship, were greeted by their country's Prime Minister, Irakly Garibashvili. It should be said that Georgia does not have a "political rank", and that the PM wields great power, along with the President. This was a meeting at the very highest level. 

The young head of government (Garibashvili is just 33) thanked the heroines on behalf of the country. "We are proud to have such talented girls. The whole world has learnt that once again".  


Nino Batsiashvili, Meri Arabidze, Lela Javakhishvili

Separately, Garibashvili congratulated Nino Batsiashvili on winning the silver medal in the European Women's Championship. All the girls were presented with flowers and souvenir chess sets, and in return, the ladies presented the PM with a champions T-shirt. 


A bouquet for Bela Khotenashvili

Also at the meeting were Georgian chess federation president, Gia Giorgadze, ECU head Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Nona Gaprindashvili and the new minister of sport, Tariel Khechikashvili. 


  


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