Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chair of the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Monday said Marija Burić, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, had “positively” assessed the ongoing reforms in Georgia, including those related to fulfilment of the European Union conditions for granting the country a membership candidate status.
In his comments following the meeting, Kobakhidze noted the CoE was “actively” working to “ensure Georgia's interests are properly pursued”.
A special, multi-year action plan for Georgia is being prepared, in which the Secretary General is actively involved. We touched on all aspects of cooperation related to our relationship [and] reviewed the ongoing processes in Georgia and the region [as well as] issues related to security”, the GD official said.
Kobakhidze said the meeting with the Secretary General had been “very interesting” and stressed receiving the “positive message” from Burić was “important” for the Georgian parliamentary delegation.
The Secretary General positively assessed the ongoing reforms in Georgia, including those related to the fulfilment of the [EU] conditions, and also expressed her desire to support all further reforms, including those related to integration [of the country] into the European Union”, Kobakhidze concluded.