Today, at the Government Administration, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili submitted the EU questionnaire’s completed part one to Carl Hartzell.
“I am honored to submit to you our answers to the European Commission’s questionnaire, to prepare an opinion on Georgia’s EU membership bid,” Garibashvili said.
The EU Ambassador wished success to Georgia and emphasized that it is a great honor to be part of this milestone process.
“I would like to express my deep gratitude and underline that it is a great honor to be part of this momentous event and stand by you on this path to your civilizational choice,” Hartzell said.
As the prime minister noted, the Government of Georgia, and all relevant institutions, continue working intensively on filling the questionnaire’s second, sectoral, part comprising 33 chapters and up to 2,300 questions.
“The Georgian Government wants to submit part two of the questionnaire to the EU earlier than expected, with the institutions poised to spare no effort to that end,” Garibashvili said.
After accepting the completed questionnaire, the European Commission will set out to prepare its assessment, to be subsequently referred to the Council of the European Union, which is expected to make a relevant decision in late June.