Center of Georgian Culture will be opened in Paris suburbs
In France, for the foreseeable future, a center of Georgian culture will be opened. As reported by "Georgia-News" referring to Georgian Minister for Diaspora Affairs Papuna Davitaia, this center will be opened after the approval of all necessary technical and legal details. It will be located in Levil estate near Paris.
"Basically, everything has been decided, it only remains to solve the technical and legal details", said the Minister. According to him, everything will be decided during the year. Levil estate "will be a key Georgian educational and political center in Europe", said the Georgian official.
"We are work on this Center from May this year and it will be ended when Levil estate will become one of the most important Georgian centers in Europe which will provide educational, cultural and scientific projects and it will get political significance", said Davitaia.
Thanks to this Center, Europe will learn that democratic republic of Georgia was not created but recreated after the collapse of the Soviet Union and that the history of the country's independence begins much earlier, believes Davitaia.
He said that the Board of Trustees of Levil consists of the descendants of first members of the government of Georgian Democratic Republic who emigrated to France in the early 20th century. They decided to transfer this estate to Georgian property in 2004.
Last week, during his visit to Tbilisi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed the creation of the Center of Georgian Culture in Levil estate.
"I fully support the project of opening the Center of Georgian Culture in Paris suburbs, which will become a symbol of the struggle for independence for every Georgian", said the French president.