Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan presented UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with a painting of Georgian refugees from the Abkhazia conflict. The painting, a beautiful oil-on-canvass image by famous Georgian painter Irine Chutkerashvili, depicts the bunkhouses and camps built by the Georgian government for its citizens who have fled the conflict zone.
Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan aired the plight of Georgian refugees of the Abkhazia conflict during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The theme of this year’s summit was sustainable development. Consul Cunanan made the statement during a UN live-stream press conference, where he appeared together with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and former Philippine Senator and climate change advocate Heherson Alvarez.
Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan led the local government delegation from Cauayan City, Isabela that visited sister-city Rustavi, on the occasion of the latter’s official city day. Heading the Philippine delegation, which included six councillors representing various stakeholder groups in Cauayan City, were Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy and Vice Mayor Leoncio Dalin. This was the first official local government delegation from the Philippines to visit Georgia. Consul Cunanan, together with officials of Rustavi, welcomed the Filipinos upon their arrival at Tbilisi International Airport.
The local government delegation from Cauayan City, the first from the Philippines to visit Georgia, which was led by Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan and headed by Cauayan Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy, participated in the economic forum hosted and organized by Rustavi City and the province of Kvemo Kartli.