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BRITISH AMBASSADOR HOLDS TALKS WITH KNIA MEMBERS

On Wednesday 21st April members of the NKTA’s sister organisation, the Kutaisi Newport International Association, held a meeting with HE Mark Clayton the British Ambassador to Georgia. The meeting was held at the request of the Ambassador and it was … Continue reading

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A Message to NKTA Members from the New Georgian Ambassador to the UK – Sophiko Katsarava MBE

It has been almost one year since my arrival in the UK. It has been a challenging period due to the Covid pandemic, but at the same time we learned how to adjust ourselves to new realities and new type … Continue reading

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NKTA Joins in Congratulating Professor Madonna Megrelishvili

The NKTA is delighted to join our friends in Kutaisi in congratulating Professor Madonna Megrelishvili, the recently retired Chair of the Kutaisi Newport International Association, on being honoured for her outstanding service in the field of philology by the National … Continue reading

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SCHOOL LINKS BETWEEN OUR TWINNNED CITIES

Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School, Newport In 2019, Caerleon Lodge Primary School was  introduced to the fascinating country of Georgia by Caroline McLachlan, the School’s Chair of Governors who is also the Chair of the Newport Kutaisi Twinning Association. As a … Continue reading

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NATIONAL TRUST OF GEORGIA

A group of Georgian citizens together with Englishman Peter Nasmyth, a  strong supporter of the NKTA, has recently established the Georgian National Trust. It has been set up in association with the National Trust of Great Britain’s international branch INTO … Continue reading

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GEORGIAN PRIME MINISTER OPENS NEW 4 STAR NEWPORT HOTEL IN KUTAISI

This June the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, formally opened a stylish four star hotel in central Kutaisi named the Newport Hotel. One of Kutas main streets in named Newport Street and the naming of the hotel, formerly a … Continue reading

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NKTA CELEBRATES GEORGIAN CHRISTMAS DAY 2020

Written by Derek Butler NKTA (Newport Kutaisi Twinning Association)  members celebrated Georgia’s Orthodox Christmas Day with a `Christmas Dinner` at The Priory Hotel, Caerleon.  Support for the event surpassed all expectations and those of us who attended enjoyed it so … Continue reading

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Chair’s NKTA Meeting Report on Recent Visit to Kutaisi

Our chair Caroline spoke at our recent October NKTA meeting about her recent visit to Kutaisi and Georgia. Caroline recently spent a few days in Tbilisi where she attended the `Start of the Season`, an event organised jointly by the British Council and … Continue reading

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Letter received from the Mayor of Kutaisi

  Dear Caroline, Our warmest greetings from Kutaisi. Many years of friendship and partnership connect our cities. As you know, during these years, Georgia has overcome many challenges to become a truly independent democratic country. Today, the country and our … Continue reading

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Model United Nations Delegates Presentation to NKTA

Our two Model United Nations Participants had shared their memories and experiences of their time in Kutaisi. It was a packed meeting, seeing His worshipful the Mayor also attend. Both participants, Edward and Libby provided excellent accounts to members present. … Continue reading

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