Mamuka Bakhtadze: The Georgian language is a great treasure that needs to be protected and strengthened

The Georgian language is a great treasure that needs to be protected and strengthened, - said the Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze in connection with the Mother Language Day.

According to the PM, it is important to promote and popularize the mother language.

"Our centuries-old history is a history of fight for freedom, for preserving our identity. 14 April 1978 was one of such days, when the Georgian people showed unanimity and protected our identity. Our language is an integral part of the Georgian identity.

We have various challenges in the 21st century. We have determined a specific priority for the Georgian language, which means more popularization, strengthening, and most importantly, development, as like any other element of identity, language is a living organism"- said Mamuka Bakhtadze.

According to the Prime Minister, today many Georgians live abroad, so it is important to allow them to learn their language free of charge.