Chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, Irakli Kobakhidze, said that his 4-day working visit to Budapest, Hungary, at the invitation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, is significant one week ahead of the upcoming decision on Georgia’s EU candidate status.
According to the GD Chair, his Hungarian visit aims to deepen Georgia-Hungary bilateral cooperation.
“One week ahead of the decision on candidate status, it is significant for us to discuss all issues related to Georgia’s integration into European structures. We know Hungary is one of the active supporters of Georgia’s European integration path. However, we should keep up constant cooperation with our Hungarian partners to further strengthen this support. We are sure that Hungary will strongly support our country when EU candidate status is discussed in one week,” he said.
Within the framework of the visit, Irakli Kobakhidze will meet Hungarian Vice Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, János Latorcai, Chair of the European Affairs Committee, Judit Varga, and EU Affairs Minister János Bóka.
Led by the GD Chair, the Georgian delegation comprises Vice Speaker Giorgi Volski, Chair of the European Integration Committee Maka Botchorishvili and MP Irakli Mezurnishvili.