Peter Fischer, the newly appointed ambassador of Germany to Georgia, on Wednesday said the European perspective - granted to Georgia by the European Council in June in response to the country’s application for European Union membership - was a “great opportunity” for Georgia, with the path to eventual membership candidate status being “very clear”.
In his remarks over the matter, Fischer noted the “first step on the European path” was implementing the 12 conditions outlined by the EU for granting the status to the country.
The European Council, the heads of governments and states of the EU countries has decided that Georgia will have a European perspective and this is very important, it is a great opportunity for both Georgia and the European Union, including Germany”, the German diplomat said.
“The path is very clear, everyone knows it. The first step is to implement the 12 recommendations, and we will do it together - Georgia will do its part, and we will support Georgia on this path”, Fischer noted.
On June 24, the European Council granted the membership candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova, and said it would be ready to grant the same status to Georgia once the outstanding priorities outlined by the European Commission would be addressed by the Georgian government.