Georgia-Romania sign declaration to accelerate Georgia’s EU integration

Romania’s Minister of Internal Affairs said his country always supported Georgia’s European integration. Photo by, 26 Apr 2016 - 16:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Romania has signed a special declaration to support Georgia in its European integration and share its experiences with Georgia as the country progresses on its path towards the West.

Today Georgia’s Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili signed the declaration About Cooperation for European Aspirations between Georgia-Romania Ministries of Internal Affairs with his Romanian counterpart Petre Toba in Bucharest. 

The document aimed to provide Georgia with additional tools as it moved towards Euro-Atlantic integration by Romania sharing its similar experience with Georgia, particularly in the law enforcement direction.

At the meeting Mgebrishvili and Toba also spoke about the existing relations between Georgia and Romania and how the two friendly nations currently cooperated in the policing field.

Additionally the duo stressed the current successful partnership on migration issues between Georgia and Romania. 

Georgia’s Minister of Internal Affairs (L) met his Romanian counterpart in Bucharest. Photo by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. 

We are eager to enhance relations in many other directions to better cope with all the challenges that create obstacles for our countries,” Mgebrishvili said. 

Toba said Georgia had taken "a huge step towards Europe” and Romania was a firm supporter of Georgia’s European future.

He added Romania always stood by Georgia and it was the first EU country to ratify the Georgia-European Union (EU) Association Agreement. 

Both officials agreed bilateral ties could be strengthened and by signing the declaration today, this was one step in this direction.