FM Darchiashvili meets EC's Věra Jourová
FM Darchiashvili meets EC's Věra Jourová

Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili, on Monday, met with the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

According to the Ministry’s press office, the duo discussed Georgia-EU cooperation, noting that “the historic decision on granting candidate status to Georgia in December 2023 was a response to the Georgian people’s civilizational choice and the government’s efforts to be an integral part of the European family.”

“Ilia Darchiashvili spoke at length about the country’s ongoing reforms, aiming to bring them closer to the EU standards. He also reviewed the implementation of EC’s nine priorities, reaffirming that Georgia is committed to European values and obligations on its EU integration path.

The parties exchanged views on the Draft Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence. The Minister spoke about Georgia’s arguments, while the Vice President, in turn, mentioned the challenges that made it urgent to start talking about similar mechanisms in the EU.

The parties reviewed security challenges in the region and the difficult humanitarian situation in the occupied territories of Georgia.

Ilia Darchiashvili reaffirmed Georgia’s readiness for cooperation and noted that the country’s main priority is to achieve further progress on the EU integration path,” reads the press statement.

Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili is in Brussels to participate in the event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement, when 10 new Member States joined the European Union. The Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union organised the event.