We have strong and positive messages from Hungary and many other EU countries regarding the fact that Georgia deserves candidate status – we have positive expectations, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili told reporters.
He claimed that the government of Georgia is working individually with Hungary and other EU member states so that the country has strong support relating to the candidate status.
“We are working individually with all member states, including Hungary, to have their strong support. Our common goal is our European perspective and candidate status. We have strong and positive messages from Hungary and many other EU countries that Georgia deserves candidate status and I am sure we will definitely get it. Hungary is one of the strong supporters when it comes to granting status to our country and our country’s successful progress towards the final goal – full membership of the European Union,” said Darchiashvili.
In addition, Darchiashvili also answered a question about the Black Sea Cable project and said that the participants of the project are actively involved in its implementation, and the visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister confirms the fact that cooperation in this direction continues.
“Hungary is one of the participants, together with Romania and Azerbaijan, of the agreement, which involves the construction of the Black Sea electricity cable project, which will make a great contribution to the energy diversification for Europe. All of us are actively involved in the implementation of this project, and this visit also strengthens and proves the fact that we actively continue cooperation. Hungary is a strong part of this process, as is Romania, and Georgia and Azerbaijan from our region – we continue this cooperation and we are sure that concrete steps will be taken”, said Ilia Darchiashvili.
For information, the Hungarian Prime Minister arrived in Georgia with his wife, Aniko Levai on October 10. Orban informed journalists about his visit last week, claiming he is the most devoted supporter of Georgia’s European integration. The Hungarian prime minister said that he would come to Georgia to show his support for it.