“I want to congratulate every citizen of our country, first of all, our people, because this victory and this recognition, this worthy decision belongs to our people, represented by our government,” said Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
“Georgia and the Georgian people won today,” Garibashvili concluded.
“I want to thank our team, civil servants, the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our diplomats, and our Parliament for over 100 documents adopted and created. The entire team has done an excellent job. Now, we will continue the constant dialogue, as before, with our European colleagues. We will have close coordination with our European friends, and here I want to note that despite many obstacles, many resistances, sabotage and provocations, many destructive actions, and jointly coordinated actions of internal and external enemies, we will win. Our country won today. Our people won. We sincerely and warmly congratulate everyone on today’s recognition,” Garibashvili said.
The European Commission recommended the European Council to grant Georgia the status of a European Union candidate country.