Lithuania 2018 will be officially called Georgia “Sakartvelo”. This writes the Neue Zuercher Zeitung.
“In 2018 Vilnius officially to refer to Georgia “Sakartvelo”. Tbilisi do not like the word “Georgia” – said Chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis.
The newspaper reminds that the name “Georgia” – Russian. In 2011, the Ministry of foreign Affairs when the then President Mikhail Saakashvili called on other States to use the name “Sakartvelo”. But changed the name only South Korea, Latvia and Lithuania refused.