Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has stated at a meeting of the Visegrad Four and the foreign ministers of the Eastern Partnership in Bratislava on Monday that Georgia is the leader of the EU Eastern Partnership format and the achievements Georgia has made over the course of past 10 years are recognised by its partners.
The Georgian Foreign Minister tweeted.
Grateful ???????? Presidency of the Visegrad Group & Minister Lajčák 4 hosting a ministerial meeting in the format #V4 + #EasternPartnership in #Bratislava to discuss future of EaP thanks Commissioner @JHahnEU & the @eu_eeas 4 their valuable contribution. @SlovakiaMFA pic.twitter.com/9VRiZoidfD— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) May 6, 2019
The meeting in Bratislava is an opportunity to discuss the past ten year and future intentions. The Visegrad countries strongly support Georgia’s European integration and they provide practical support for this,” Zalkaliani said.
Zalkaliani stated that Georgia has shown significant progress on its EU path over the past ten years. However, the country still needs results which will be felt by each Georgian citizen.
EU-Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn wrote in a tweet:
#PressConf: Grateful to @MiroslavLajcek f. hosting today’s important meeting. I am encouraged by the level of cooperation & commitment of the #V4 to the #EaP. Over the last 10 years we have achieved significant results in many key areas like economy, connectivity & society 1/2 pic.twitter.com/uG3GvSdUQH— Johannes Hahn (@JHahnEU) May 6, 2019