Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Friday said the country enjoyed “full support” and “expressed willingness” of its partners to help “our country” to achieve “further success” in the European and Euro-Atlantic integration process and “peacefully” overcome the existing challenges.
In his address to the legislative body, Darchiashvili noted “supportive statements” from Georgia's “partners and friends” were clearly heard in Brussels and Tbilisi.
The top Georgian diplomat also pointed out that a high-level visit to Brussels held before the release of the midterm evaluation of the European Union on the implementation of EU conditions, gave hope that the report would “positively” reflect the “substantial efforts” made by the Georgian authorities.
Darchiashvili noted that holding the NATO-Georgia commission before the Vilnius summit, scheduled on July 11-12, was “important” to discuss all the messages that “are particularly substantial” to voice.
Foreign Minister highlighted the ongoing visit of his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock as “another expression and a demonstration” of Germany's strong support, by saying that “Georgia remains a reliable and trustworthy partner of Europe in the Black Sea region”.
He also pointed out the visit of the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to Georgia last Friday and called it of “historical importance”.
"Believe me that the partners are fully aware of the difficulties that Georgia is facing and also properly appreciate the efforts of our country to achieve all the foreign policy goals and tasks that the Government promised to the Georgian people," he told MPs.
“In the context of the development of transport routes and the diversification of sources of energy resources, Georgia, as well as the Black Sea region, is the subject of redoubled interest from the West. Correct use of the transit function will give Georgia a unique perspective to become an important partner of Europe”, Darchiashvili concluded.