Restoration of old fortress at Akhaltsikhe

An investment of over 30 million euros has created a wonderful restoration of the Rabat fortress area at Akhaltsikhe.

On August 16th, the President of Georgia visited Akhaltsikhe for the opening, accompanied by the new Prime Minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili – who is from the Akhaltsikhe area.

The marvellous day for the city concluded with a concert by Charles Aznavour, the famous French singer, whose Armenian ancestors lived in Akhaltsike.


The Rabat Fortress

A wonderful restoration

Warm welcome from Newcastle, Ontario

Mayor Adrian Foster and many members of his local community gave a very warm welcome on Thursday 9 August to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Councillor Jackie Slesenger, her huband and sister visited Newcastle, Ontario less than two weeks after the Canadian Newcastle had been invited to host the 2014 gathering of Newcastles of the World. The Lord Mayor was visiting her sister in Toronto, so the visit to nearby Newcastle and accept Mayor Foster’s invitation was too good a chance to miss.