Saakashvili congratulates on St. Andrew day to locals in Khulo
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili visited the Annunciation Church in the town of Khulo of Adjara Region in Western Georgia on the day of Saint Andrew the First-Called today.
Mikheil Saakashvili congratulated locals on the celebration and attended the holy mass offered by Archbishop Spiridon.
The president said construction of churches is intensively going on in Adjara Region, adding that the construction of the larges church named after Andrew the First-called, Simon Cananean and St. Matata in Adjara`s highland part will be completed soon.
Mikheil Saakashvili and Archbishop Spiridon also talked about the Khitchauri state University, which is the only one in Shuakhevi district.
The archbishop thanked the president saying that by assistance of him and the patriarch of Georgia construction of the university started in Shuakhevi that would significantly assist to raising the education level among the local youth.
President is now meeting with the students of the Tbilisi State University, however, amid protest. Several dozens of protestors, including students and the persons released from prisons with the status of political prisoners, greeted the president`s convoy with whistles and shouting.
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