External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar arrived in Georgia yesterday on a two-day visit. He was received by Foreign Minister of Georgia David Zalkaliani. This is the first visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to independent Georgia. During the visit, Dr Jaishankar will have bilateral meeting with his counterpart covering various aspects of bilateral relations as well as exchange views on issues of regional and global interest.
He is also expected to call on other dignitaries during the visit. Dr Jaishankar will also unveil the newly installed statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the city of Tbilisi. On his arrival in Tbilisi yesterday, Dr Jaishankar handed over the holy relics of 17th century Georgian Queen St. Ketevan to the government and the people of Georgia at a ceremony in the presence of Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. St. Queen Ketevan was a 17th century Georgian Queen.