Why was the decision made to depict portraits on the upgraded banknotes again?

Taking into consideration the facts that the themes used for the previous lari banknotes are still topical and they have their own history, as well as the society is used to these themes and shows positive attitude towards the prominent persons depicted on the banknotes, it is essential to avoid the thematic loss of Lari history and the work on their upgrading has been based on the Georgian historical, cultural and traditional values, which are thematically represented on each denomination.

Moreover, it is worth mentioning that portraits are common theme for banknotes as the one of the most significant factors against counterfeit following the research of the majority of the world's countries banknotes.