Within the scope of his visit to Brussels, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
The process of Georgia’s accession to the EU was the key topic discussed at the meeting. Garibashvili briefed the President of the European Council about Georgia’s efforts towards fulfilling the European Commission’s 12 priorities and pointed out that, in this process, the authorities maintain continuous consultations with EU institutions and member states, also the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR.
The Prime Minister paid special attention to the importance of granting Georgia the EU membership candidate status at the end of this year.
He noted that a large portion of the recommendations have been fulfilled and, based on the progress achieved, Georgia deserves the candidate status at the end of this year.
Garibashvili emphasized that the Association Agreement, the DCFTA with the EU, visa-free travel, and the recently granted European perspective demonstrate Georgia’s progress towards European integration under the current Government.
The parties discussed the ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on the region’s security environment.