Romania is one of the most important advocates for Georgia. It has been for the last 20 years, stated the President of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Center Bucharest, Iulian Chifu, following a meeting held at the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Center in Romania.
He expressed hope that in December, when the European Council will meet, it will finally decide to grant candidate status to Georgia.
“Romania is one of the most important advocates for Georgia. It has been for the last 20 years. It is in our very strategic interest to support you in entering NATO and EU all on this path, assisting you in answering the question for the EU and making EU reform in time when it is requested by your government. We do hope that this winter, the European Council which will take place somewhere in December, will decide finally to grant the status of a candidate country to Georgia. And we will also hopefully see the beginning of negotiations for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. So I’m fully encouraged. Please, keep the most important thing that you have, which is the support of the public. As long as the support of the public for European and Euro-Atlantic integration is there, you do have a very strong argument to move ahead. So that’s very important, and you have to keep it as much as possible,” Iulian Chifu declared.
Today, Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili delivered a speech at the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre (E-ARC) in Romania.