Association Council: European Union and Georgia share the same values

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:05
High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini gave a statement on 2 December following the Association Council between the European Union and Georgia.
During the Council, the EU and Georgia reviewed the implementation of our Association Agreement, discussed economic agenda of the Georgian government, recent parliamentary elections, continued support for the territorial integrity of the country, and visa liberalisation. 
“I can say that we have exchanged views on the enormous progress made in all fields, from politics, the economy and trade to our cooperation in foreign and security policy and the excellent work we carry out together with the foreign minister,” High Representative Mogherini’s said in her statement.
“It is clear we share common values. It is also clear that we share a common agenda, a common interest and a common commitment to making this partnership even stronger in the coming months and years, and to continue Georgia’s political association and economic integration with the EU.”
She confirmed that the EU will continue to support political reforms and an “impressive economic reform agenda”, as well as promote “freedom of media, pluralism, respect for the rule of law and judicial independence”.
High Representative Mogherini also highlighted the impressive results of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas agreement: “We have seen very positive trends in trade between the EU and Georgia. I believe this is a good success story for our people both in Georgia and in EU and I would like to congratulate all of us on this initial success, which can grow even bigger and become even more positive for our people and businesses.”
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