Georgian President visits Brussels to meet with top EU, NATO figures

Margvelashvili has left for Brussels, Belgium. Photo from the President’s press office., 07 Mar 2018 - 15:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is visiting Brussels from March 8-10 to discuss Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration prospects, Georgian reforms and issues connected to the Georgia-EU visa free regime, as well as sectoral cooperation with the EU.

Margvelashvili is scheduled to hold meetings at NATO headquarters and at the European Council and Commission.

The meetings will also concern Georgian security issues, the complicated situation in Georgia’s occupied regions, Russia’s aggression on our territory and the illegal detention and death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili in the occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region,” the President’s press office stated.

On the first day of the visit Margvelashvili will meet with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and will hold a press conference for the media after the meeting.

Margvelashvili will also meet with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

At NATO headquarters Margvelashvili will meet with the Alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Margvelashvili will also deliver a speech at the Brussels’ Forum and visit the Catholic University of Leuven.