Hillary Clinton viewed Batumi sightseeings
The unofficial part of the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. delegation to Georgia`s seaside resort city of Batumi lasted until late last night. President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili guided the guests in the Batumi streets personally.
The guests attended a concert of Georgian national ballet and musicians arranged specially for their honor on Batumi Piazza. Opera singer Tea Dvali and pop-singer Sofia Nizharadze also sang for the guests.
Hillary Clinton also met with the volunteer American teachers, who teach English language to Georgian pupils at public schools of Georgia. President reported the details of the governmental program of volunteer English teachers to American guests.
After the concert on Batumi Piazza, the members of the high-rank delegation chaired by the U.S. Secretary of State walked in the streets of Batumi, where President Saakashvili guided them. The guests visited Batumi Boulevard, saw the mechanical monument of love Ali and Nino and the tower of Georgian alphabet.
President talked with Mrs. Clinton about the reforms, that were carried out and that are still underway in Georgia, including reforms in health care and education system, including intensified English language program for school pupils and American university. President also spoke about tourism potential of the country and the plans of the government in this direction.
U.S. Secretary of State visited remote part of Adjara Region, Keda, after the official meetings were over in Batumi. Locals were welcoming the convoy of the delegation standing along the highway and waving hands to the high-rank guests from the United States. President was hosting the delegation personally. Mikheil Saakashvili showed a traditional wooden wine-making container and wine cellar to the Secretary General
Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili was invited to the dinner in Keda, where she played for the guests. Hillary Clinton thanked the musician personally. U.S. State Secretary and the Georgian President made toasts at the dinner.
At the end of the official dinner, young musicians from the school of music of talented youth, Barbara Tataradze and Ilia Lomidze played a four-hand concerto for the guests. Khatia Buniatishvili and Georgia`s First Lady also performed a brief composition, which they said was an improvisation, which they prepared a few minutes before the dinner.
Hillary Clinton wrote in the impression book of the Wine House; she thanked young musicians and took photos with them. The guests went back to Batumi from Keda.