Tbilisi, Georgia, 22 July 2015 The Free Republic of Liberland (https://liberland.org/) has opened a diplomatic mission in the very heart of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, appointing Giorgi Kurulashvili as both Georgian Envoy to Liberland and Liberland’s Diplomatic Envoy in Georgia. This follows the appointment of Mike Gisondi as ‘Chief Foreign Envoy’ for Liberland, the world’s youngest country. Mike is on a three-month, 11-country tour of the FSU, China and Mongolia to set up diplomatic missions throughout the region. His full itinerary is available here.
"We are extremely pleased and proud to announce the appointment of Giorgi (George) Kurulashvili as Georgian Diplomatic Envoy to and from our free Republic [of Liberland], effective immediately. George is the ideal candidate for this position. A free and modern thinker, multilingual and well-traveled - with several successful businesses that he cares for almost as passionately as he cares about the fundamental concepts of our Constitution. He truly embodies our motto of ‘Live and Let Live’. I couldn’t be happier having met him and now having him as part of our diplomatic team," says Mike Gisondi, Liberland’s Chief Foreign Envoy.
Liberland’s newest mission is located in a beautiful house in downtown Tbilisi, adjacent to the Embassy of Azerbaijan on Gorgasali Street. It also serves as a hostel with a large patio, garden and barbecue. It was opened in June 2015.
“I’m very excited to be part of the Liberland project and look forward to representing Liberland in Georgia and abroad,” says ‘George’ Kurulashvili and adds, “When I first heard of Liberland back in April, I was so struck by the concept that I decided to name my hostel after it. This appointment comes as a very welcome honor.”
Liberland President, Vít Jedlička had this to say: “The new mission in Georgia is the latest fully-functional representation of Liberland abroad and joins a growing list of missions already in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Serbia, France, Norway, Germany, the USA, Hungary, Slovenia, Venezuela and Panama. We look forward to expanding our reach and connecting with like-minded thinkers to help our dream become an even firmer reality.”
The President will visit the Georgian Mission in early October before heading to speak on digital currency and government at FinTech’s Alt Convention: http://altconvention.com/ in Batumi, Georgia from the 8th to the 10th of October this year.
About the Mission in Georgia
Liberland Hostel and Diplomatic Mission
Gorgasali Street, IV Lane, House 5 – 0105, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: (+995) 592 06 27 06
Free Republic of Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.
Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia nor any other country. It was therefore considered terra nullius, a no man’s land, until Vít Jedlička seized the opportunity and on the 13th of April 2015 formed a new state on this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with neither the territory nor the sovereignty of Croatia and Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see the article on Wikipedia.
The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” as Liberland prides itself on the personal and economic freedom of its people, guaranteed by its Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians and government in overly interfering or suppressing the freedoms of the Liberland nation or its citizens.