PM Garibashvili, Charles Michel discuss Georgia's EU accession process
PM Garibashvili, Charles Michel discuss Georgia's EU accession process

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia continues his meetings in Brussels. This time he held a business lunch at the invitation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council today.

According to the government’s press office, the main topic of the meeting was the process of Georgia’s EU accession. Dignitaries reviewed Georgia’s progress toward the implementation of the European Commission’s 12 priorities. Leaders noted that recognition of the country’s European Perspective was a historic decision, thereby highlighting that granting the status of an EU Candidate Country to Georgia by the end of the year was critical, inter alia for ending the polarization in the country.

Special attention was paid during the discussion to the security architecture in the region, along with the grave humanitarian and security position in the occupied territories of Georgia. Focus was made on the significant role of Georgia in ensuring peace and stability in the region.

In the given circumstances, the Prime Minister of Georgia underlined the importance of the EU and its engagement in the region both in terms of peace and security on the ground, as well as for the transport, energy, and infrastructure links to be deepened between Georgia and EU within the scope of the Black Sea region.

Irakli Garibashvili expressed his gratitude to Charles Michel for the personal effort made in support of the EU accession process of Georgia and for enabling the European Perspective of Georgia.

Following the meeting, Charles Michel tweeted that “With the historic European perspective, you have the opportunity to chart a new trajectory for Georgia for generations.”

He went on to say that “Systemic reforms, inclusiveness, and transparency are now needed more than ever. For the people of Georgia.”