EU Ambassador to Georgia Pawel Herczynski stated that he is very happy to be present in Georgia at this historical moment, noting that Georgia has decided to apply for EU membership.
“The 27 member states decided to give Georgia a European perspective. Now the work is going on to fulfill 12 priorities. This is still a work process. We will evaluate the progress at the end of the year and the 27 member states will decide on the next steps in December. I hope for a positive decision and Georgia will be given candidate status. This is not the end of the road. If the candidate status is granted, it will be another step towards EU membership,” he pointed out.
Herczynski noted that he hoped Georgia will become a member of the European Union, bringing enormous benefits to Georgia.
“Membership of the European Union means stability, peace, prosperity, and raising the standard of living. We are working in this direction, but it requires national consent. It requires the joint work of all political forces, in the spirit of compromise, inclusiveness, and constructiveness,” he noted.