Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Irina Abuladze held an official meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy - Antonio Enrico Bartoli in Batumi within the framework of Batumi International Conference.
The meeting focused on the friendly relations between the two countries and positively assessed the cooperation of the general and higher education, as well as science.
According to Antonio Bartoli,, owing to the initiative of Italian Embassy in Georgia, schools will implement an option to start teaching Italian as a second foreign language from September 20 in Tbilisi. The Embassy will provide all the necessary work, training and workbooks in order to facilitate the process.
During the meeting it was noted that for the first time this year, Georgian youth will pass the master's program at various higher education institutions of Italy on the basis of cooperation with the International Center of Education.
The sides agreed to deepen cooperation in science, which implies several grants, scholarships and exchange programs.
Closer cooperation with culture will continue. With the initiative of the Ambassador, it will be possible to use the museum space for academic purposes, where schools will get involved and learn more about the Italian culture.