German Foreign Minister: “Georgia meets all criteria for visa waiver to EU”

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Photo by the PM’s press office., 21 Sep 2016 - 12:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has met Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs of Frank-Walter Steinmeier in New York last night on the side-line of the UN General Assembly.

The meeting focused on bilateral cooperation in a range of areas and Georgia's path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

"Georgia leads among the Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union with its successful implementation and adherence to all the criteria envisaged in the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP),” Steinmeier told the Georgian PM.

Georgia's Parliamentary Election scheduled for October 8 was also discussed.

Kvirikashvili said it was his Government’s intention to hold the elections in a free and transparent manner by complying with international standards and best practices of democracy.

"The largest number of international observers have been invited to help us achieve this goal,” he said.

The pair also spoke about ways to advance Georgia-Germany bilateral economic relations.

Kvirikashvili thanked Steinmeier for Germany’s support for Georgia and he promised support for German investors in Georgia.