Sakartvelo is gradually turning into "Georgia"
As Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze stated at the traditional weekly briefing to reporters, Sakartvelo authorities hope the international community will now call the country "Georgia" (English version of the name of the country).
"We came up with this initiative long ago and appealed with a formal written request to many countries to change the name of the state and to name the country "Georgia" - "GHN" quoted Kalandadze's words.
Korea responded to the request first, and has changed the name of Georgia for the English word, stressed Kalandadze.
"For us the decision of Korea is particularly important, as many of our friends and supporters, despite many promises, still can not pull it off. Though we understand that the replacement of the name of the country is connected with technical and financial issues" - deputy foreign minister added.