Tram with Georgian alphabet runs in Strasbourg
A tram with the Georgian script on its windows has been launched in the city of Strasbourg on November 27. It was the day Georgia was granted the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE).
The Georgian alphabet will stay on trams for six months until Georgia ends its chairmanship of CoE. Starting from that day till May 15, 2020, Georgia will chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), a decision-making body formed of the ministers of foreign affairs of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe or their permanent deputies in Strasbourg.
"The chairmanship is a big responsibility and a big challenge for Georgia, as our country will exercise its presidency in the international organization for the first time, " stated Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani in his speech. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was also attended by the CoE secretary-general and the president of the European Court of Human Rights.