Continuing to, as the ruling party Georgian Dream (GD) claims, “defy the Georgian Constitution,” Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili went on with her mission to heal the wounds caused by GD’s recent rhetoric on this, the “pivotal moment of Georgia’s European path,” and to encourage Europe’s leaders to side with the more than 80% of Georgians seeking European candidacy status.
On Tuesday, she met with Estonian President Alar Karis, in Tallinn.
“Had a great meeting with President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili. Estonia is firmly committed to supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration. We’re rooting for Georgia’s success on its EU path!” Karis reported after the meeting.
On September 26, Zurabishvili met with the President of the Republic of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, in Riga, who noted that, “especially because of the expectations of the Georgian society and significant support for European integration, the Georgian political forces must do everything possible to use this historic opportunity. Follow the EU recommendations and get the status. Georgia must join the EU’s common foreign and security policy, including sanctions against Russia,” he said.
President Zurabishvili answered him with the following message: “Thank you for standing with Georgia over the years. Your steadfast backing is critical for Georgia’s path to European integration.”
On September 27, the President of Georgia spoke with President of the Republic of Lithuania, Gitanas Nauseda, in Vilnius.
“Welcomed the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, in Vilnius. Lithuania remains a supporter of Georgia’s EU and Euro-Atlantic integration,” was the reaction. “Georgia‘s future depends on its ability to focus on reforms and foster European values,” Nauseda noted.