Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner for Energy, on Tuesday discussed Georgia’s progress on the implementation of the 12-point conditions outlined by the European Union last year for granting the country its membership candidate status.
At the meeting hosted as part of his ongoing Brussels trip, Darchiashvili once again expressed his country’s readiness to “make maximum efforts” in fulfilling EU priorities.
The meeting focused on the importance of granting the candidate status to Georgia, with the sides expressing hope that the country’s progress on the path of European integration would be “taken into account and properly reflected” in the European Commission’s upcoming report.
Very glad to meet @KadriSimson, EU Commissioner for Energy. We focused on the implementation of the Commission's 12 recommendations, ????????-???????? cooperation in the energy sector, as well as Georgia's increasing role in Europe's energy security. pic.twitter.com/yc4wWhIihR— Ilia Darchiashvili (@iliadarch) September 26, 2023
Georgia-EU cooperation in the field of energy and the country’s “growing role” in ensuring Europe's energy security were also highlighted by the parties, the Foreign Ministry said.
The conversation also touched on the globally important energy projects with the involvement of Georgia, including the Black Sea submarine electricity cable project, as well as reviewed the importance of deepening cooperation in the direction of green energy development.