“I am absolutely convinced that the future of Georgia is with the European Union family, but it is up to the Georgian authorities to take the right decisions in order to implement the reforms that are needed,” – President Charles Michel said ahead of the second European Political Community meeting.
His remarks were released by the press service of the European Council.
“The Georgian people, I think they know they can count on my personal support, they can count on the support of the European Union. I hope that the months to come will be a window of opportunity to make clear choices – not to please Brussels, but clear choices in order to make sure that the future of Georgia will be based on those fundamental European values: peace, prosperity, and economic and social development.
“I would be pleased, I would be more than happy to have the opportunity to pay a visit to Georgia and to the Georgian people again. The President of Georgia has invited me, and we will see when it will be possible to pay this visit to Georgia again.
“On Georgia’s candidate status I can say that we have a very clear political agenda. On the one hand, on the EU side, there is much more understanding that it is very important to take steps in the direction of the enlargement process. The European Commission will have the opportunity after the summer to publish a written report on enlargement. And I would like to repeat again that it is my intention, in my capacity, to put the topic on the agenda by the end of the year,” said Charles Michel.