Georgia’s European Union integration progress and the country’s implementation of the EU recommendations for granting it the membership candidate status were discussed on Monday in a meeting between Maka Botchorishvili, the chair of the Georgian parliament’s EU integration committee, and a delegation of the national security and defence committee of the Lithuanian parliament.
The meeting focused on the Georgia-EU cooperation agenda and prospects for deepening parliamentary relations between the two countries, the Georgian parliament press office said.
The officials also discussed the importance of supporting Georgia on its aspiration of joining the EU on the backdrop of security challenges in the Black Sea region amid the Russian war in Ukraine.
The meeting underlined the challenges facing Georgia, including the “creeping occupation” and the situation created by Russia in the occupied territories of Georgia.
The Lithuanian MPs stressed their country’s “unwavering support” for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its accession to the EU and NATO, in their remarks.