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Islamic Republic of Iran and Ajaria Autonomous Rep to expand comprehensive relations

Council General of IRI in a meeting in Batumi with head of Georgia’s Autonomous Republic of Ajaria Friday surveyed ways for comprehensive expansion of relations between two countries in tourism, cultural and economic fields.
Iran and Ajaria Autonomous Rep to expand comprehensive relations
Ahmad-Reza Arzjani added in his meeting with His Eminence Levan Varshalomidze, “Eighty-four years after the establishment of the Head Consulate of Iran in Batumi, this is a turning point in expansion of relations between Iran and Georgia.”
Emphasizing the need for the expansion of cultural ties between Iran and Georgia, Arzjani said, “Beyond doubt the two countries cultural and non-governmental cooperation would influence greatly the process of expansion of friendly relations between Iran and Georgia.”
The Head of Georgia’s Autonomous Republic of South Georgia, Varshalomidze, too, in the meeting expressed delight over the beginning of tenure of the new Iranian Consul General in Batumi, reiterating, “Georgia is ready for comprehensive expansion of ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran is tourism, cultural and economic fields.”
The head of Ajaria Autonomous Republic also expressed hope that in near future he would visit Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan Provinces and have meeting with those provinces governor generals.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s Consulate General was established in Georgia’s Batumi city last year, but Iran’s Council General Ahmad-Reza Arzjani as appointed at the post recently.
Adjara, officially the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, is an Autonomous Republic of Georgia.
Adjara is located in the southwestern corner of Georgia, bordered by Turkey to the south and the eastern end of the Black Sea. Adjara is a home to the Adjar ethnic subgroup of Georgians.
Adjara is located in the southwestern corner of Georgia, bordered by Turkey to the south and the eastern end of the Black Sea. Adjara is a home to the Adjar ethnic subgroup of Georgians.
Adjara is also known as Ajara, Adzhara, Ajaria, Adjaria, Adzharia, Achara, and Acharia. Formerly Adjara was known as Acara under Ottoman rule. It became the Adjarian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Adjar ASSR) under the Soviet Union.
The collapse of the Soviet Union and the re-establishment of Georgia’s independence accelerated re-Christianization, especially among the young. However, there are still remaining Sunni Muslim communities in Adjara, mainly in the Khulo district. According to the 2006 estimates by the Department of Statistics of Adjara, 63% are Georgian Orthodox Christians, and 30% Muslim. The remaining are Armenian Christians (0.8%), Roman Catholics (0.2%), and others (6%).
Courtesy: Wikipedia for background on Ajaria

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