Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Thursday said Poland's support for the country’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration was “vital”.
In his remarks at a press conference with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau, who is on an official visit to Georgia, Darchiashvili noted the visit would “greatly” contribute to the bilateral relations.
We are united not only by deep, historical ties and long traditions of friendship, but also by common interests and aspirations. Georgian people will always remember Poland's selfless support during the most difficult period of our country's recent history. We cannot forget the very strong support of the great friend of Georgia, President Lech Kaczyński”, Darchiashvili said.
“We are very grateful for Poland's unwavering support for our country's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. Even today, Poland plays an outstanding role in the implementation of our foreign political priorities, and the visit of the Minister to Georgia will further strengthen this cooperation and partnership”, the top Georgian diplomat continued.
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Darchiashvili stressed the cooperation between the two countries was “multidimensional”, with “very dynamic” bilateral relations.
I would like to emphasise once again that Poland's support for our European and Euro-Atlantic integration is vital, and we are glad to have Poland as such a strong friend”, he noted.
The Georgian official also added his Government was doing “everything” to fulfil the European Union conditions for receiving its membership candidate status later this year.
Also, I had the opportunity to talk about what Georgia has done in fulfilling the [EU] priorities, what reforms have been carried out. We know that the main part [of conditions] has been completed. We continue to work actively to fulfil these priorities, so that Georgia receives the [EU] candidate status by the end of the year”, Darchiashvili said.