PM Kvirikashvili: “First visit to Brussels after elections confirm Georgia-EU strategic ties”

Georgia’s Prime Minister and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini stressed the importance of Georgia-EU visa liberalisation. Photo by Prime Minister’s press office., 02 Dec 2016 - 13:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili continues to enjoy high level meetings in Brussels, Belgium with top figures from the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Kvirikashvili, who has attended several major meetings in the past few days, said the success of the Georgian delegation’s first official visit to Brussels since the October Parliamentary Elections confirmed the strong Georgia-EU strategic partnership.

Today Kvirikashvili met EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. 

Mogherini congratulated Kvirikashvili on his re-election as Prime Minister of Georgia and she hoped the new Government would achieve all its goals.

At the meeting Kvirikashvili highlighted the readiness of the Georgian Government to continue "large-scaled, comprehensive reforms” that would ensure the country’s political association and economic integration with the EU.

Elaborating on this, both officials stressed the importance of Georgia gaining visa-free travel to the EU and agreed this would be "one of the most important and concrete benefits Georgian citizens were waiting for from Euro integration”.

Mogherini confirmed EU members supported Georgia’s visa liberalisation with the EU and confirmed that Georgia had met all its obligations in this regard.

Kvirikashvili and Mogherinili also stressed the importance of the third session of the EU-Georgia Association Council, which took place today, and they also discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

Mogherini confirmed the EU "firmly supported” Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Georgian delegation arrived in Brussels on November 30 and is scheduled to end the official trip later today.