On 19 May 2022, Ambassador of Georgia to the State of Qatar Nikoloz Revazishvili participated in the Gastro-Diplomacy Forum organized by the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara.
In his speech, the Ambassador spoke about the history and culture of the Georgian cuisine, as well as the role of gastro-diplomacy in developing tourism, people to people contacts and cultural ties. The Forum featured the video specially created by the Embassy for the event, showing the preparation of traditional Georgian dishes by Georgian chef Irakli Dundua.
Various Georgian dishes, Georgian mineral waters and natural juices were dispayed on the Georgian cuisine stand. After the forum, the participants were given the opportunity to taste the Georgian dishes.
The Forum was held within the initiative of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet). On 21 January 2020, with the joint efforts of the Embassy of Georgia to the State of Qatar, the LEPL Creative Georgia of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia, Georgia became a full member of the Global Public Diplomacy Network.
The Global Public Diplomacy Network was established in 2014 in Seoul under the initiative of the Korea Foundation. The goal of the network is to promote cooperation between the international society through cultural and community initiatives, as well as knowledge sharing. The network actively works for the development of cultural diplomacy and organizes various international events. The State of Qatar chairs the Global Public Diplomacy Network for 2020-2023.