Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia received US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan and her entourage.
According to the Patriarchate, the US Ambassador congratulated Patriarch Ilia II on the 44th anniversary of his enthronement. She stressed the role of the Georgian church in the life of Georgian people and remarked that Georgia was a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country.
The Patriarch then thanked the Ambassador for support to Georgia. He highlighted the US assistance in the Georgian cultural heritage monuments restoration such as Gelati and Jvari monasteries.
US Ambassador said the 2022 year marks the 30th anniversary of Georgia-US diplomatic relations. Kelly Degnan added that she planned different activities, visiting Georgian regions on this occasion among them.