Wednesday, January 18, 2012
From here in Portuguese today:
Georgia plans to open a Portuguese cultural centre in Tbilisi by the end of the year as part of the process of outreach to the Lusophone community, to which the country wants to join as an observer member.
"We are interested in Portugal, the culture and the Portuguese language. For this, in collaboration with Portugal, we want to install a centre of Portuguese language and culture. The negotiations are ongoing and I am convinced that they will soon be successful", said the Ambassador of Georgia to Portugal Giorgi Gorgiladze to the Lusa news agency.
Georgia has formally requested observer country status to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP, Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa).