“It can be said without exaggeration that today is a historic day. Georgia is recognized as the most successful country on the path of the integration into European Union. Our partners offered a unique platform to Georgia,” Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze said when evaluating the high-level meetings which he held within the framework of his visit in Brussels, Belgium.
Prime Minister said that the first high-level meeting with the participation of the members of the Georgian government and the European Commission is a confirmation of the readiness for strong support and close relationship with Georgia. Bakhtadze stated about it at the press conference with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
“Thank you all for this possibility. Today’s meeting creates a unique format for Georgia, for the country for which the European way has always been implacable. Georgians have chosen to join the European family and it is a civilized choice of Georgian people,” Bakhtadze said.
An agreement about 2018 Action Plan and Financial Support Program was signed today in Brussels.
Davit Zalkaliani, Georgian Foreign Minister and Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations inked the document based on which a program of micro financial assistance with the volume of additional 55 million Euros will be opened to Georgia in the nearest future.
“We will receive significant assistance that will enable Georgia to increase its export on the EU market. This will concern small and medium-sized businesses. . . . Also, an agreement is reached on facilitation in receiving education to Georgian students in EU countries. . . . We will also have support in the initiative of Green Economy,” PM said in an interview with Georgian journalists.