President Margvelashvili Pays Working Visit to Brussels

President Giorgi Margvelashvili will hold meetings in the European Commission, European Council and NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 8-10. 

The topics to be raised include Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration, ongoing reforms in the country and perspectives of further advancement, prospects of Georgia’s sectoral cooperation with the EU and obstacles raised in terms of visa-free travel. The President will focus on security issues, the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, and Russia's aggressive policy. Margvelashvili will also brief the European partners on the abduction and tragic death of Archil Tatunashvili in the occupied Tskhinvali region.

Day one of the visit will see meetings held with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the European Commissioners.  In the evening, President Margvelashvili will have a working dinner with the Ambassadors of the European Union member countries. 

The second day will focus on Georgia’s European integration and visa liberalization process with the Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. A meeting with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, will also be held.

Morever, President Margvelashvili’s visit will also include an address to the Brussels Forum and a visit to the Catholic University of Louvain with his delegation. 

The Georgian state delegation is made up of: the Head of Administration of President Margvelashvili Giorgi Abashishvili; Secretary of the National Security Council Davit Rakviashvili; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vakhtang Makharoblishvili; Advisor to President Margvelashvili for Foreign Affairs Tengiz Pkhaladze; Parliamentary Secretary of President Margvelashvili Ana Natsvlishvili; Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Shota Gvineria; Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxemburg and Head of the Georgian mission to the European Union Natalie Sabanadze; and Georgia’s Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Alliance Aleksandre Maisuradze.

By Máté Földi 

08 March 2018 13:49