Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is on a working visit to Brussels, during which he will hold high-level meetings with the heads of various EU institutions.
During the two-day visit, the Prime Minister met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. During the negotiations, the main issue was Georgia's application for EU membership and granting the country candidate status.At the meeting, the parties discussed in detail the process of consideration of Georgia's application, including the questionnaire of the European Commission, both parts of which were completed by Georgia ahead of schedule, as well as the progress made by Georgia in the implementation of the Association Agreement and the implementation of democratic reforms. The Prime Minister noted the historical choice of Georgia to return to the European family and in this context stressed the importance of the opinion of the European Commission on granting the country candidate status and the relevant decision of the Council of Europe.The parties discussed the security situation in the region as a result of Russian military aggression in Ukraine, including the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia. The Prime Minister reaffirmed the solidarity of the government and people of Georgia and their unwavering support for Ukraine. According to him, the end of the war in Ukraine is of great importance for everyone and that the consequences of the war will determine the future of Georgia and the whole world.Irakli Garibashvili thanked Charles Michel for his personal efforts to support Georgia on the path of European integration.