German Ambassador to Georgia Hubert Knirsch has attended the rally at Europe Square after Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili called for a public rally to express their support for Georgia’s EU aspirations.
Hubert Knirsch said rally participants are sending a signal to political forces what they want and “it only is about Europe.”
“It is Important for me as an Ambassador of EU member country to see Georgians are coming out tonight in favour of Georgia’s European path. I think the people who are here are sending a signal to political forces what they want and it only is about Europe. Other things are not important tonight. This is not a gathering of government, or opposition, pro this or against that, this is only about Europe,” he underscored.
German Ambassador said Georgians support Georgia’s integration into the European Union.
“I have talked to couple of people, they are very strong in their support of European Union, they want to join Georgia to become a member of the EU.
My hope is that, within one week, after the meeting of the EU council, the heads of the state and government, Georgia will have made progress on its European path. It is not important if it is a big step or small step but I hope there will be the progress and with support of the people and with full engagement of political forces, the government and opposition, Georgia can go on all the way to become the member of the EU,” he underscored.
European Commission (EC) is set to make a recommendation on EU candidate status for Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia to EU states on 17 June, with the final decision taking place on 23 to 24 June.
A day before the recommendation, the citizens gathered at Europe Square.
The rally was also joined by the Ambassadors from the European Union, the United States, Germany, France, Lithuania, Estonia and Bulgaria.