19 Feb 2019 - 00:06
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has stated in France that Georgia will continue knocking on Europe’s door, as she knows that knocking on the door for a long time means that it will definitely open.
We continue coming close to Europe and we are asked: what are you waiting for Europe when it faces populist policy, Brexit and other big challenges?! How it will help Georgia?! We are told that for now Europe has no time for us. However, we have time for Europe and we will not stop, we provide all efforts and continue knocking on the Europe’s door,” Zurabishvili has stated at the Paris Institute of Political Studies today.
It was such a pleasure to come back to my #almamater of @sciencespo and discuss with international students about the new place of #Georgia in the world and in #Europe, in a forum hosted by @PSIASciencesPo and @EnricoLetta pic.twitter.com/heaY4xvw5V— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) February 18, 2019
She stated that once she taught the history of the EU and knows that every big challenge makes Europe stronger.
I know that Europe will renew its forces and I also know that if someone knocks on its door for a long time, the door definitely opens,” Zurabishvili said.
Ce soir, nous avons l'honneur de recevoir la Présidente de la #Géorgie et alumna de Sciences Po @Zourabichvili_S. Avant d'écouter son intervention qui promet d'être passionnante, retrouvez son portrait d'étudiante ici ????https://t.co/Z1nEgYtlL5 pic.twitter.com/dFdFIubBdr— Sciences Po (@sciencespo) February 18, 2019
Before delivering the lecture at the institute Zurabishvili met with Gerard Larcher, the President of Senate, in Paris.
Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, bilateral relations between Georgia and France and current environment in the region were the major topics raised at the meeting.
Zurabishvili said that Georgia needs further support from France to accelerate the EU integration process, achieve Atlantic aspirations and deal with the current threats.
Great meeting with #woman leaders of #France, to talk about the difficulties that all women face in politics, from harassment to defamation, and how woman leaders can work together to bring Georgia into #Europe. pic.twitter.com/qNnatpbc9q— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) February 18, 2019
Zurabishvili also had a working lunch with women leaders representing the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
Zurabishvili stated during the lunch that Georgia could develop a closer cooperation with the EU in education, culture, and transport areas rather than in politics, considering the current situation in the European Union.
The Women's Forum for the Economy and Society was established in 2005. It was ranked among the top five influential forums worldwide by the Financial Times in 2007.