Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church welcomed Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to Romania, on a presentation visit at the patriarchal residence on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili conveyed to Patriarch Daniel the greetings of Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia and his gratitude for the congratulations sent by the Patriarch of Romania on his 90th birthday, as well as the appreciation to His Beatitude for the rich and fruitful activity, both bilaterally and at a pan-Orthodox level.
On this occasion, Patriarch Daniel emphasized the traditional and friendly relations between the two countries, as well as the cooperation and fraternal ties between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Georgian Orthodox Church, exemplarily inspired by the personality and work of the great Orthodox hierarch originally from Georgia, the Hieromartyr Anthimos the Iberian, Metropolitan of Wallachia, a symbol of Orthodox solidarity in difficult times.
Patriarch Daniel and Tamar Beruchashvili underlined the actual contribution of the Orthodox Church in the life of the two countries and its importance in the development of culture by promoting church publications for different Orthodox peoples in the past, as well as Christian philanthropy over time.
In this context, the Ambassador appreciated the encouragement given by Romania to the European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the Georgian people, including through the Joint Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Romania and Georgia signed in Bucharest on October 11, 2022.
During the meeting, the need to intensify cooperation at the level of student exchanges and pilgrimages to the holy places in Romania and Georgia for better mutual knowledge was underscored.
Photography courtesy of Lumina Newspaper / Mihnea Păduraru