South Caucasus Peace Initiative

Festival Bridges Differences among Neighboring Peoples in the Caucasus

Georgia-2008-12-07-Festival Bridges Differences among Neighboring Peoples in the Caucasus

Tbilisi, Georgia - The Georgia Peace Festival on December 7 provided opportunities for neighboring peoples in the Caucasus Mountains south of Russian to learn about their diverse people and cultures.

The events in Georgia were organized by UPF-Georgia Representative Vitaly Maximov and Ambassador for Peace Dalila Khorava, the Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia’s Abkhazian Government.

A thousand people attended a program at the Professional Workers Palace. A very professional program celebrated Georgia’s great cultural traditions. In the spirit of a celebration, the performers included Abkhazian, South Ossetian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani dancing troupes.

Former Georgian President and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze attended the program, along with members of parliament and representatives from consulates. Awards were given during the festival to children who had written essays or drew artwork on the theme of peace.

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