Tashkent hosted an event dedicated to the 850th anniversary of outstanding Georgian poet-humanist and statesman Shota Rustaveli. Representatives of the Georgian cultural center and the invited guests, including representatives of diplomatic missions, laid flowers at the monument to the poet located on the street named in his honor.

One of the greatest poems in world literature - "The Knight in the Panther's Skin" belonging to Shota Rustaveli was read during the event.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to Uzbekistan Konstantin Zhgenti delivered a solemn speech, during which he noted the role of the poet and the great value in the development of Georgian literature and chanting of high human values in his works. Sharing his views on the momentous event, the head of the diplomatic mission, said:

Works of Shota Rustaveli are the heritage of all mankind. They represent love, friendship and peace, people's attitudes to each other. His is known in many countries. In particular, a street named after this great poet is a proof of the high respect for the poet's personality and shows the level of relations between our countries. We are sincerely glad that today we celebrate this memorable event.

Source: Jahonnews.uz