Georgia’s European Union integration process was discussed on Sunday in a meeting between the Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Darchiashvili provided “detailed” information to Baerbock about efforts made by the Georgian Government for fulfilling the European Union conditions for granting the country its membership candidate status later this year, the Georgian foreign office said.
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The top Georgian diplomat expressed his hope the country’s progress and the reforms implemented in various directions would be “properly” recognised and “reflected in the relevant decision on granting the country candidate status”.
The officials also reviewed bilateral and multilateral cooperation and the close partnership between the two countries.
Darchiashvili thanked his counterpart for Germany's “strong support” for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.