“We discussed the process of Georgia’s integration into the European Union with the special representatives of the European Union and EU member states on Eastern Partnership issues. We talked about the preparatory decision of the European Commission on Georgia in the coming days, which, according to our expectations, should be positive and Georgia should be granted the candidate status,” – Levan Davitashvili stated after the meeting with the special representatives of the European Union and EU member states on Eastern Partnership issues. Representatives of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden attended the meeting.
Vice Prime Minister noted that at the meeting with the special representatives of the European Union and the EU member states on the Eastern Partnership issues, they talked about the progress that Georgia has in line with the gaining the European perspective. According to the Minister, Georgia adopted over 100 regulatory acts during the last year, thus, in fact, it answered all the requirements of the European Union.
“Of course, we expect that Georgia will not only receive the candidate’s status, but successfully continue the process of integration into Europe,” – Levan Davitashvili added.
Davitashvili informed that the parties discussed current trends in the economy of Georgia and the challenges that exist in the region at this point.
“Our friends and colleagues positively evaluated the progress that the country has in terms of economic development, especially during the recent years. It was also mentioned that Georgia is quite convincingly implementing reforms that are an example for other countries. We also talked about the prospects of economic cooperation with the European Union, especially the issues of connectivity were emphasized - this was precisely Georgia’s initiative in the process of integration into the European Union, which should be as useful for the European Union as it is for Georgia,” – the Minister noted.
Levan Davitashvili also emphasized the strengthening and improvement of the connectivity in terms of transport-logistics and direct electricity supply, which was given significant attention at the meeting. Construction of the Black Sea Submarine Power Cable and digital connection with the European Union was given a special attention.
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