A symbol for Georgian national currency the Lari has been created. It was presented by president of the Georgian National Bank Giorgi Kadagidze.
He awarded the author of the symbol, painter Malkhaz Shvelidze with 2000 lari ($ 1 = 1.76 lari).
President of the National Bank also presented certificates to the co-authors, of the winning concept.
"After several months of work, the project was successfully completed. From today the lari has its own symbol. This is a very important part in terms of promotion of our currency and further strengthening of confidence. The day will come when Georgia will join the EU, will become a full member of it and will abandon its currency but before that we will do everything in order to make the confidence in the national currency was very high. I want to take this opportunity to note that it is the 20th anniversary of national currency in the coming year, and in connection with this we will have very serious and important innovations," Kadagidze said.