Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has met with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, on the margins of the first summit of the European Political Community, in Prague.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister spoke about the historic decision on granting the European perspective to Georgia, also pointing out that Georgia is doing everything to take the next step toward EU membership and receive the EU candidate status, the government’s press office has said.
To that end, Georgia has set out to implement without delay the 12 priorities identified by the European Commission. The Prime Minister emphasized that this inclusive process enables every branch of government, alongside the opposition parties and civil society, to become fully engaged in the implementation of the priorities, with working groups put together to accomplish this task, the press statement continued.
According to the official readout, the conversation also touched on the Russian aggression in Ukraine and its impact on Georgia, the region, and the world in general. The Prime Minister paid special attention to the EU’s attempts to ensure peace in the South Caucasus and Georgia’s commitment to contributing to this cause.
At the meeting, the parties discussed Georgia’s further alignment and infrastructural communication with the EU in the transport, energy, and digital spheres. The Black Sea’s transport infrastructure enjoys a prominent place in the EU’s transport and energy policy, and the EU and Georgia are poised to further cooperation in this direction, the statement added.
Garibashvili invited Ursula von der Leyen to Georgia, at her convenience.
Very productive meeting w/ @vonderleyen on the future of security of the European continent. Grateful for the @EU_Commission for assisting 🇬🇪/w implementation of the reforms to ensure that 🇬🇪 is granted the 🇪🇺candidate status. 🇬🇪 is committed to 🇪🇺 future! pic.twitter.com/O7XrKkEQGB
— Irakli Garibashvili (@GharibashviliGe) October 6, 2022