Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, continued his meetings in Brussels with a business lunch held at the invitation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
Main topic of the meeting was the process of the EU accession of Georgia. the dignitaries reviewed the progress achieved by Georgia towards the implementation of 12 priorities defined by the European Commission. They noted that recognition of the European perspective of the country is a historic decision, thereby highlighting that granting the status of an EU Candidate Country to Georgia by the end of the year is critical, inter alia for ending the polarization in the country.
Special attention was paid during the discussion to the security architecture in the region, along with the grave humanitarian and security position in the occupied territories of Georgia. Focus was put on the significant role of Georgia in ensuring peace and stability in the region.
In the given circumstances, the Prime Minister of Georgia underlined the importance of EU and its engagement in the region both in terms of peace and security on the ground, as well as for the transport, energy and infrastructure links to be deepened between Georgia and EU within the scope of the Black Sea region.
Garibashvili expressed his gratitude to Michel for the personal effort made in the support of the EU accession process of Georgia and for enabling the European Perspective of Georgia.