“Germany plays a special and important role in the progress of Georgia on the EU integration path. The words by the German Chancellor that unified Europe means Europe from Lisbon to Tbilisi manifests the clarity of the vision of Germany on the full-fledged EU membership of Georgia. It is a very important message for Georgia, though the significant decisions are still to be made and we truly count on Germany in this process,” the Speaker, Shalva Papuashvili stated during his visit to Germany in his speech delivered at the event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Georgia-Germany diplomatic relations.
The Speaker highlighted the special role of Germany in the EU integration path of Georgia and thanked the host country for the genuine aid that Germany provides to Georgia for years.
“I am highly emotional about the possibility to address you today since I possess in memory lots of interesting years related to Germany. Germany has been standing by our side for years as a selfless and genuine friend in the process of our democratic and institutional development. The merit of the German people is indeed immense in our education sphere, contributed by means of the introduction of modern concepts of education and allowing Georgian students to study in Germany. The extreme value of this opportunity is even further emphasized by the fact that all members of the Georgian Parliamentary Delegation present at the event today, including the Majority and Opposition MPs have obtained higher education in Germany. I am extremely proud to see our famous artists – Nino Kharatishvili, Liza Batiashvili and Dudana Mazmanishvili as the central figures of this evening; they already are part of the Georgian, as well as the German culture,” the Speaker highlighted.
The Parliamentary Delegation, headed by the Speaker serves the visit to Germany and holds bilateral meetings with high politicians in Berlin.