Hungarian President János Áder met Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II in Tbilisi, wrapping up a three-day visit to Georgia. At the meeting, Áder lauded the actions of the patriarch which contributed to Georgia’s achievement of independence, the establishment of peace and national growth. The president also praised the patriarch’s “exemplary” encouragement of Georgians to have children.
Ilia II has vowed to personally baptise and be the godfather to the third child of every Georgian family. Ilia II said he so far had 50,000 godchildren. He thanked Áder for the help Hungary has provided for Georgia’s agriculture and the international exchange opportunities it offers to Georgian students.