Georgian president discusses security challenges with Mogherini

  • Margvelashvili and Mogherini met in Brussels today. Photo from the President’s press office., 9 Mar 2018 - 15:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has met with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini in Brussels to discuss Georgia-EU relations and Georgia’s current security challenges.

Margvelashvili paid particular attention to the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili in the occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region and the de facto leadership’s refusal to transfer the body in a timely manner.

The sides highlighted that they are concerned by the death, by the delay of the body transfer process and depriving two other Georgian citizens detained with Tatunashvili of the right to leave the occupied region,” the press office of the President of Georgia stated.
The sides also touched upon the murder of Giga Otkhozoria in 2016 and stressed the importance of stronger international involvement to ensure the punishment of those who have committed crimes against Georgian citizens in the occupied territories,” the press office added.

Margvelashvili praised the role of the European Union Monitoring mission in Georgia and stated that through the efforts of the international community the mission should be allowed into the occupied territories.

Mogherini and Margvelashvili discussed Georgia’s "ambitious” agenda for European integration.

For her part Mogherini gave a high assessment of Georgian reforms and stated that the EU continues to support Georgia’s further development.

Margvelashvili launched his meetings in Brussels yesterday.