Delay in release of the report on visa liberalisation is not related to Georgia - Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told journalists.
“We have been informed through informal channels that the delay is not related to Georgia. The report has been postponed for technical reasons and perhaps, for a few days” – Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.
He added that the report on Georgia is positive.
“As far as we know the Report on Georgia is positive and we expect that it will be released by the end of the year, according to the Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini. But it may happen even earlier” – The Foreign Minister said.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted that his European colleagues have no negative prognosis for the decision to grant Georgia visa-free travel.
“We have established active communication with my European colleagues. During my recent visits I held many meetings with the foreign ministers of various countries, within the framework of the NATO Ministerial Meeting in Brussels and the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Belgrade, and I cannot recall at least one meeting where my colleagues raised doubts about the possibility of granting Georgia visa-free travel, providing the report is positive” - Giorgi Kvirikashvili said.
According to the Minister, Georgia has fulfilled all technical requirements and hence, the report will be out after technical reasons for postponement no longer exist.
Delay in release of the European Commission’s report was caused by “some technical” reasons – Irakli GaribashviliTuesday, 15 December 2015 14:31
According to the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, delay in release of the European Commission’s report on visa liberalisation was caused by “some technical” reasons not related to Georgia.
“I had phone conversations with the EU officials last evening and I can tell you that there are no problems whatsoever in connection to Georgia. There are some technical details, which are not related to our country. So let’s wait for the European Commission’s final report, which will be out in coming days,” - Irakli Garibashvili said.
European Commission will release a report on visa liberalization for Georgia and Ukraine.
After their release 2 more European Institutes will have to make a political decision.
"We should not have an Illusion that everything is OK," - The founder of Georgian Institute of Development and Research Gia Khukhashvili said during an interview with "NewsDay".
The political expert estimated official working visit of Federica Mogherini to Georgia. According to him, visa liberalisation process in Georgia was very smooth, by after events developed during last weeks may cause problems in this field and it does not matter that EU high representative has not made any bad evaluations during the visit.
"The European Ambassadors estimated developments around TV Rustavi 2 quite strictly and we have to do everything to change Europe's mind and represent Georgia as the country with democratic and liberal values," - Gia KhuKhashvili said.