Italy supports Georgia's European integration, says President Zourabichvili
Italy supports Georgia's European integration, says President Zourabichvili

“Italy is one of the European countries which firmly supports Georgia’s European integration and stands with us on this significant path,” said President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili at the joint briefing held with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

According to Zourabichvili, Georgia and Italy count the centuries-long relations cooperating through knowing each other’s culture and civilization.

This year, the president said, Georgia and Italy mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. The Treaty of Rome, signed 65 years ago, on 25 March 1957, established the European Economic Community (EEC). Georgian emigrant and Strasbourg University Professor Mikheil Muskhelishvili was the one who wrote the First European Federal Constitution.

According to Georgia’s president, the nation has looked toward Europe for centuries, and over 80% of its population supports European integration.

“It is both logical and rational that here and now with President Mattarella, we have the opportunity to highlight our European integration process, the expectations that Georgia has in this process,” Salome Zourabichvili said.

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