Georgian PM briefs EU Ambassador, European diplomats on Gov’t efforts for candidate status

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Tuesday met with European diplomats to discuss the country’s EU integration process. Photo: Government press office, 21 Mar 2023 - 17:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Tuesday briefed Pawel Herczynski, the European Union Ambassador to Georgia, and heads of missions of European Union member states in the country over his Government’s efforts to ensure the bloc’s membership candidate status later this year. 

The Government Administration said the working lunch, hosted by the diplomats in Tbilisi, reviewed the implementation of the 12-point conditions outlined by EU authorities last year for granting the status to Georgia. 

Georgian PM has reviewed the country's efforts for the EU membership candidate status with European diplomats. Video: Government press office 

The head of the Government detailed the steps his team planned to take until the European Commission issues its recommendation to the European Council on whether to grant Georgia the status. 

The discussion also highlighted the “successful reforms” carried out by the Government over the years and Georgia's “progress” on its European integration path, the Government press office said. 

Georgia officially applied for EU membership in March 2022, along with Ukraine and Moldova, shortly after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.