The EU Integration Committee heard a report on the implementation of the 2022 national action plan for EU integration in the field of energy.
Romeo Mikoutadze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, presented a report on the implementation of the commitments assumed by joining the Treaty establishing the European Energy Union and the agreement on the association between Georgia and the European Union in the field of energy and the 2022 national action plan for the integration of Georgia into the European Union.
“Energy is one of the top priority areas in ties with the European Union, which is vital for both Georgia and the European Union and advantageous to both. A very significant deal was made recently, firstly between Georgia and Azerbaijan, two nations in our region, and secondly, between the nations of the European Union (Hungary and Romania). The fact that the President of the European Commission attended this event shows how crucial cooperation in this area is to the European Union. It is intriguing to learn where we stand, what perspectives we have, and what actions we intend to take moving forward to increase Georgia’s significance in relations with the European Union, in addition to what we have done to fulfill our duties,” Maka Botchorishvili stated.
As the Deputy Minister noted, the fulfillment of obligations under the association agreement is going well, correctly, and on time. As he noted, the country has made significant progress in the field of electric energy, oil and gas sector, as well as energy efficiency and harmonization of Georgian legislation with European legislation.
“All these components are aimed at the development of energy security and energy independence of our country,” the representative of the government stated.
He spoke in detail about the fulfillment of commitments made in the direction of energy by joining the European Energy Union Treaty and the implementation of the activities envisaged by the 2020-2022 national action plan for Georgia’s integration into the European Union.