“The EU Foreign Affairs Council’s Conclusions on Eastern Partnership points to the strategic importance of the EaP to the EU, as well as to Georgia Europe integration aspirations” – David Zalkaliani

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Monday, 18 May 2020 13:36

“The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union has adopted a very important document, which will serve as the basis for the forthcoming Eastern Partnership Summit. We have worked very intensively with our partners to ensure that all of our priorities are reflected in this document” - Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani said when assessing the Conclusions  adopted by the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
 
According to him, the document includes important issues such as Georgia's European aspirations and European choices. The document also reiterates support for Georgia's territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty, while the EU's involvement in conflict resolution is outlined as a priority. In the words of the Minister, the document also emphasizes the need to strengthen transport and energy ties, in which the Black Sea region plays an important role.

"Most importantly, the document says that the Eastern Partnership is of strategic importance to the European Union, and this gives us reason to say that the final declaration that will be adopted at the next Eastern Partnership Summit will be comprehensive and will cover all key areas important for us," Zalkaliani said.
 
The Council approved conclusions the on Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020, reaffirming the strategic importance of the partnership for the EU, and the joint commitment to building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity and stability.

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