14 May 2019 - 18:57
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has stayed Georgia needs more ambitious plans, like that of the Eastern Partnership 10 years ago. He also said the country is “ready to make large steps forward.”
At a discussion held during a conference devoted to the Eastern Partnership’s ten year anniversary he said that Georgia’s past was European and its future will also be European.
Bakhtadze assessed the last decade as a ‘journey’ full of obstacles adding Georgia is a good example of the transformative power the EU has.
Aspiration to Europe is a choice of civilization… The aspiration cost is high politically as well as economically. The Russian Federation still occupies 20% of our country,’’ Bakhtadze said.
PM Bakhtadze said Georgia is ready to do its best for progress. Photo: Prime Minister's press office.
He stated there always are attempts to affect the Georgian people’s aspiration but more than 85% of the population support the European path.
He assessed the Association Agreement including free trade area and visa liberalization as historic achievements adding Georgia wishes to achieve more.
This is why we presented Georgia’s Roadmap to the EU to our European colleagues to have more opportunity of integration with the European institutions, like digital market, economy, transport, energy,” Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said.
He also stated Georgia is ready to do its best for progress.