"I congratulate our spiritual leader, the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II on his birthday with great love and respect," Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili wrote about it on his official Facebook page.
According to the head of the government, the personal contribution of the patriarch is great in the fact that the Georgian people came out stronger from all troubles.
"His greatest contribution is that our people have emerged stronger from all the challenges and that faith in a better future continues to unite us.
His work full of love for God and homeland, support, and morality are exemplary for all.
I wish longevity, health, and encouragement to His Holiness for the benefit of Georgia and its people," the Prime Minister noted.