Johannes Hahn hopes visa liberalization process will be completed in October

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 11:28

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn hopes that this process of visa liberalization will be completed in October. This statement was made by him today, at Hotel Hilton in Batumi, at 13th International Conference Georgia's European Way – Stability; Development; Diversity which was opened a few minutes ago.
"Georgia has complied with all the requirements that were necessary to get the visa free regime. This happened at the expense of the successful reforms the government of Georgia has implemented. I look forward to the day when the citizens of Georgia will be able to travel without visas in European Union. - said Johannes Hahn.

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