Germany supporting Georgia’s European future, “brings optimism” on EU candidacy - FM

The country is entering “a very important phase” regarding obtaining the EU membership candidate status, Darchiashvili said, noting he was “optimistic” about the candidacy as “Georgia has concrete tangible results” in this regard. Photo via MFA of Georgia, 02 Nov 2023 - 20:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Thursday said Germany becoming “one of the main” supporters for Georgia’s European future gave cause for “more optimism” over the country’s European Union candidacy.

Darchiashvili noted his participation in a conference on the EU enlargement in Berlin, at the invitation of his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock, “showed” that  Georgia had “an important role” for Germany in the bloc’s expansion.

Georgia will continue its efforts to be as close as possible to the EU’s foreign political priorities”, the FM stressed, adding the country’s compliance with the bloc was “almost 50 percent”.