PM discusses Georgia's EU integration agenda with European Council President

Kobakhidze thanked the EU for its “firm support” to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, while discussing the current situation in the occupied territories of Georgia with the European Council President, and stressed the need for rapid involvement of the bloc in the peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict. Photo via Government Administration, 20 Feb 2024 - 22:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s European Union integration process and its reform agenda along this path were discussed on Tuesday by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze and Charles Michel, the European Council President.

Kobakhidze noted his first official foreign visit to Brussels, after being approved as the Head of the Government on February 8, was “a demonstration” that EU integration was a priority for his Government.

At the meeting, the PM briefed Michel on the progress achieved by Georgia on the EU path and emphasised the “historical significance” of obtaining the bloc’s membership candidate status in December 2023, the Government Administration said.


Kobakhidze stressed that receiving the candidate status “created an unprecedented impetus” for the country on its path to the EU, and affirmed his Government's continued efforts to achieve further progress in this regard.

The importance of further support of the EU institutions was also highlighted by the Head of the Government, stressing that Georgia continued close cooperation with the bloc’s institutions and member states, and expressing hope for the EU’s “unwavering support” in the accession process.