Georgian and foreign officials, including President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, have joined in celebrating of the 6th anniversary of the signing of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.
President Zurabishvili has tweeted:
Georgia and the EU formed their #AssociationAgreement six years ago! Years of progress and rapprochement have shown us that our European integration process has no alternative. ???????? is now ready for more, concrete steps on our European path. ???????? ???????? pic.twitter.com/K7E2vTOTNC— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) June 27, 2020
PM Gakharia has tweeted as well:
Six years have passed since we signed the association agreement w/ the #EU. Since then #Georgia has made a significant progress on EU integration path and is ready to intensify its dynamic relations w/ the EU. ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/hllY3NfVbC— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) June 27, 2020
EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell congratulated Georgia on the anniversary, calling the Association Agreement a ‘backbone of our strong and growing relationship’.
გილოცავთ ჩვენი ძლიერი და მზარდი ურთიერთობის საყრდენის, ევროკავშირ - საქართველოს ასოცირების შეთანხმების 6 წლისთავს! https://t.co/F3NrgM6NdI— Carl Hartzell (@CarlHartzellEU) June 27, 2020
Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia Ulrik Tideström also said that six years ago today, the EU and Georgia signed ‘the landmark Association Agreement’.
Sweden supports Georgia’s European integration, including as one of the leading development partners in the continuous reform work”, Ambassador Tideström said adding that ‘we are stronger together’.
Ambassador of Lithuania to Georgia Giedrius Puodziunas noted as well that the EU has 'much more to offer' to Georgia.
#OTD in 2014 ???????? had signed #AssociationAgreement— Giedrius Puodžiūnas (@Puodziunas_G) June 27, 2020
w/???????? &started it’s journey closer to #EU family. Already benefiting from #visafree, #DCFTA,???????? has much more 2 offer. #Georgia, be determined & your #EuropeanAspirations will be fulfilled! pic.twitter.com/WB6arRQIgx
Six years ago on June 27, Georgia signed the Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union in Brussels, which includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani tweeted earlier today that the AA is Georgia’s 'most significant international agreement putting it firmly and irreversibly on the path of the European integration'.