President of the European Council Charles Michel on Wednesday said that the European Union was ready to grant the membership candidate status to Georgia once the priorities outlined by the bloc are addressed.
Michel highlighted the decision of the European Council in recognising the “European perspective” of the Associated trio countries of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, stressing the future of these countries and their citizens was “in the European Union”.
We decided to recognise the European perspective of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The future of these countries and the people lies in the European Union. We decided to grant the candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. We are also ready to grant the candidate status to Georgia once the priorities in the Commission opinion have been addressed”, Michel said.
The ruling Georgian Dream party on Friday presented its strategy for fulfilling the European Council’s 12-point outline, with Kobakhidze vowing the ruling team would ensure their fulfilment in “appropriate time and manner”.