The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, responded to the European Commission’s recommendation regarding the granting of EU candidate status to Georgia.
Garibashvili expressed special thanks to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and European Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi.
“Of course, it is a great honor for me to congratulate you on today’s historic decision. The European Commission positively evaluated the results achieved and recommended the European Council to grant Georgia candidate status. Of course, this is a truly historic day, this is a historic decision of the European Commission.
“First of all, I would like to thank the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, I would also like to thank European Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi, who is a great friend of our country. Of course, this period was very busy, quite emotionally too, because we did a lot of work.
“I would like to thank our united, strong team – the Parliament of Georgia, each member of our team, the Chairman of the Parliament, the chairman of our party, since this was the result of our joint work. As you know, for the last year, we were working 24 hours a day to implement the 12 recommendations”, said Garibashvili.
In a momentous decision, the European Commission today put forth a recommendation to grant Georgia the status of a candidate for EU membership. This announcement came directly from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.