Georgia “firmly” belongs to Europe - Parliament Speaker

Georgian parliament speaker Shalva Papuashvili on Monday said that there were “no question marks” over the country's European future, in his speech at the Clingendael  Institute in the Netherlands, 06 Dec 2022 - 12:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili on Monday said the June decision of the European Council to grant Georgia a European perspective had “removed all question marks” about the country’s European future and reaffirmed Georgia “firmly belongs to Europe”. 

Speaking at the Clingendael Institute in the Netherlands, the Georgian official said “many generations have dreamed and fought” for the country’s European integration, and noted the Government was “doing its utmost” to meet the bloc’s 12-point conditions to obtain the EU membership candidate status. 

Pointing to challenges sparked by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and occasional clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Papuashvili said Georgia was managing to maintain its foreign policy priorities.