Saakashvili spoke about the friendship between the peoples
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili called the monument "Ali and Nino" symbol of friendship between the Georgian and Azerbaijani peoples, Day.Az reported.
"The locals are very fond of "Ali and Nino". This monument is symbol of friendship of the Georgian and Azerbaijani people. Baku and Batumi have emerged at the same time, they were built by the same architects. There are historical ties, and this sculpture has strengthened them", the President said during the inspection of the new sculpture by Tamar Kvesitadze "Rotation" in the center of Batumi.
According to him, all the foreign guests who visited Batumi admire the monument. As for the new sculpture, according to Saakashvili, it is original.
"This is not time for criticism. We need such works for Lasika. We offer all artists, both in Georgia and beyond, to create something new for the Marjanishvili Square. Let them do better than this, and we'll erect it", Saakashvili said.