Georgian PM receives official invitation to EaP summit from top EU officials

The signatories are looking forward to welcoming Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in Brussels to this important discussion. Photo: Georgian PM's press office, 01 Dec 2021 - 22:03, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibahsvili has received an official letter of invitation from top EU officials Charles Michel and Ursula von der Layen for the December 15 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels. 

In the letter to PM Garibashvili, European Council President Charles Michel, President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Jansa, who currently holds the six-month rotating EU Council presidency, note that the upcoming summit reaffirms the strategic importance of the EaP amidst the ongoing global challenges.

This year’s Eastern Partnership Summit will provide a timely opportunity to demonstrate our shared values, unity, and solidarity, and to devise a strategic outlook for our closer cooperation as we seek to advance the necessary reforms, respond to global and regional challenges and move our partnership forward”, the letter reads.

It further says that the proposed new agenda for reform, recovery and resilience, ‘underpinned by the ambitious regional economic and investment plan, is a far-reaching roadmap to support a sustainable post-pandemic recovery, to build resilience and to deepen our cooperation’.   

To discuss these issues, we propose to meet in the format of the leaders of the EU institutions and the heads of state or governments of the 27 EU member states and the Eastern partner countries”, the signatories said, looking forward to welcoming PM Garibashvili in Brussels to this important discussion.

PM Garibashvili's press office has published the letter today. 

Holding their first joint visit as the Associated Trio, the Georgian, Ukrainian and Moldovan PMs met top EU officials in Brussels ahead of the upcoming EaP summit in Brussels yesterday, reiterating their countries’ European aspirations and commitment to European values.