Usupashvili highlights Georgia’s European way at the King’s College of London
Author: By Nino Sharashidze
Parliamentary spokesperson Davit Usupashvili said during his London visit that joining the European Union is the only way for Georgia’s future development. According to him, “although we understand how difficult it is to meet the EU standards and to fit in with its requirements, the Georgian government is ready to accept this challenge.”
Usupashvili traveled to the UK along with a delegation of the Republican Party of Georgiato participatein the Congress of the Alliance –of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE Party) on November 28. Delegates from European countries including prime ministers, deputy prime ministers, eight EU commissioners, and ALDE members, members of national parliaments, and other high-ranking officials attended the congress.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg opened the event, where delegates discussed various issues including growth and competitiveness in Europe; transatlantic trade and investment partnership; recovery &competitiveness in Europe; EU financial services reform; LGBT rights; EU crime &justice policy and innovative entrepreneurship.
The head of the Republican Party of Georgia Khatuna Samnidze said that by attending this Congress the stature of the party increases, because “it is a very important event for Georgia and a wonderful opportunity to strengthen European support.”