The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, who left for Brussels on March 15, met with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Alexander De Croo. They talked about the successful cooperation between Georgia and Belgium.
The Minister noted that during the conversation they stressed the issue that the Georgian government is taking appropriate steps to make a formal application for full membership in the European Union in 2024. They also talked about the pandemic and the challenges posed by it, how important the role of the vaccine is, and its fair distribution, so that all countries can use it equally and return to the normal rhythm of life.
“In the post-pandemic phase, our government’s top priorities are economic growth, job creation, encouraging foreign direct investment, and reviving the tourism sector,” the Georgian PM said. “Strengthening trade and economic ties with the Kingdom of Belgium and expanding cooperation between businesses is of great importance. We also talked about bilateral relations in the field of human rights and justice. It was noted that recently, in cooperation with both regional and federal levels, a number of results-oriented projects on child rights, gender equality, restorative justice, and correct approaches to school education have been implemented.”
The Prime Minister noted that PM De Croo reaffirmed the Kingdom of Belgium’s strong support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.