We’re pleased and proud that today’s outcome has made it possible to gain a status of a safe country and strengthen the positive image of Georgia as a reliable partner, – stated the Foreign Affairs Minister Davit Zalkaliani in response to the decision of the Council of the European Union with regards to including Georgia in the list of countries to which the borders will be gradually reopened.
“The decision in question makes it clear and confirms that the Georgian government successfully coped with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The government’s steps in terms of fighting the virus were right, consistent and responsible – this was confirmed more than once by the statements of our partners,” Foreign Minister said.
As Zalkaliani noted, the foremost task for the state at this stage is to keep the existing pandemic situation in order to protect the health of the citizens and maintain a positive image that is connected to active coordination with partner countries with regards to the epidemiological picture.
Zalkaliani also stated that the Georgian side will continue the consultations with the EU and its member states in order to gradually and with mutual agreement ensure the safe mobility of the citizens according to the document.
“In the coming days, the EU members states will start to arrange the criteria with the countries which made the list in order to ensure cautious two-way mobility,” Zalkaliani said.
Georgia is among the countries with which EU will be opening borders starting July 1.