David Gareja monastery complex. (Photo: Paata Vardanashvili.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Culture Ministry and Georgian Church will Thursday sign a memorandum about protection of cultural heritage.

The memorandum is about taking care of cultural heritage that is in the ownership of the Georgian Church.

According to the Culture Ministry, this will be the first document signed between the government and the Church since the constitutional agreement on October 14, 2002.

Culture Minister Guram Odisharia and Chorbishop Teodore will sign the agreement on Thursday.

EU’s ambassador to Georgia, the Italian ambassador and other guests will attend the signing ceremony.