Georgian Prime Minister and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen discuss Georgia’s steps toward EU integration
Published in PoliticsMonday, 20 February 2023 16:10
Georgia’s steps toward EU integration and the regional security environment were the key topics discussed between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at today’s meeting within the scope of the Munich Security Conference.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister provided the President of the European Commission with detailed information on the implementation of the 12 priorities, most of which have been finalized in full, while the part with legislative acts has been referred for an opinion to the Venice Commission.
It was also noted that the European Commission’s recent analytical report reflects Georgia’s considerable progress toward aligning national legislation with EU legislation.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed hope that the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen’s leadership will continue Georgia’s support, and that this year will mark yet another historic decision by granting the well-deserved candidate status to Georgia.
The Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission also discussed the importance of the Black Sea Project initiated by Georgia. The parties underlined that this project will bolster the development of the renewable energy sector and scale up transit and trade opportunities between the EU and the South Caucasus Region.
The conversation also touched on Russian aggression in Ukraine and its impact on Georgia, the region, and the world as a whole.
Press Service of the Government Administration