Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Wednesday said Georgia’s progress report under the European Union enlargement package would be “a very important support mechanism” for the European Commission to make a “relevant” decision on the country and grant it the membership candidate status.
Darchiashvili, who earlier today handed over the report to Pawel Herczynski, the EU Ambassador in Georgia, noted the document reflected the “major steps” taken and the reforms carried out by the Georgian Government on the EU integration path.
The FM highlighted the “very interesting” meeting with Herczynski, where the sides had discussed important steps taken by Georgia for the fulfilment of the EU recommendations, as well as future prospects, the Foreign Ministry said.
The report was approved on Tuesday at a meeting of the country’s EU Integration Commission, led by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and consists of 35 chapters detailing efforts carried out within the framework of integration with the EU over the past year.
It describes the legislative, institutional and other types of activities carried out towards the rapprochement with the EU from May 2022 to the present day, including information on work in various sectoral areas.
The European Commission will publish its evaluation report on the country’s efforts in the fall of 2023, before the European Council decides whether to grant Georgia the membership candidate status based on the document.