We are reliable partners. People might change, but institutions stay, – Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations made this statement at a joint press conference, held after the meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia in Tbilisi.
“Once again, thank you for your hospitality. Thank you for your support and commitment concerning the European School. I have to say it was a particular project of mine and I am grateful that we could finally implement it first here – in Georgia. We have chosen Georgia as a pilot plot a couple of years ago for this initiative and having today met the second class and first class of this specific European High School, was a great event for me personally and I will stay committed to the interests of Georgia. I have the intention to visit Georgia even in the future – at least once a year to see the progress and in particular progress of the European School.
In my future capacity, provided I will pass the examination at the European Parliament, I will certainly have the opportunity to look after the specific needs and interests of Georgia.
So, thank you again for this almost five years of excellent cooperation. The advantage of the European Union is that we are sometimes bothering in a way, but we are reliable partners. There is continuity. People might change, but institutions stay and the institution is committed because it is represented by people. Spirit is there and this spirit will stay.” – Johannes Hahn said.