Swedish, Polish FMs Support Georgia’s European Aspirations

The Swedish Foreign Minister (FM), Margot Wallstrom and the FM of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, visited Georgia on November 14, ahead the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit, to express their support to Georgia’s European aspirations.

At the joint press conference with Georgia’s Vice-Premier and FM, Mikheil Janelidze, the two ministers expressed their firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty and independence and praised reforms, implemented in Georgia.

“Sweden will stay a very firm supporter of Georgia’s European aspirations and your continued European integration. As a progressive member of the Eastern Partnership, Georgia inspires democratic reform and also fight against corruption in the region. You have been extremely successful and this is recognized by the reports we make on the situation and the state of play when it comes to democracy, human rights and the rule of law. And you have definitely come a long way and have good marks,” the Swedish Foreign Minister said.

Margot Wallstrom added that the Georgian government’s reforms find their reflection not only in EU reports but they are also recognized by the Georgian people who already benefit from the tangible results of these reforms.

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland stated that  the EaP Summit will adopt a joint communique, which will offer Georgia a greater prospect for rapprochement with the EU.

“You should expect from the EaP unconditional support to Georgian ambitions to be part of the European Union, to be part of all institutions created in the western part of Europe,” Waszczykowski said.

The 5th EaP summit will take place in Brussels on November 24. Heads of state or government from the EU member states and the six Eastern partner countries will discuss mutual cooperation.  

They will also take stock of what has been achieved since the last summit in Riga in 2015, focusing on the tangible benefits delivered to the citizens of the six Eastern Partnership countries.

By Thea Morrison



15 November 2017 10:49