EU-Georgia Association Council hails Georgia as one of the front-runners of the EaP

EU-Georgia Association Council hails Georgia as one of the front-runners of the EaP

EU-Georgia Association Council hails Georgia as one of the front-runners of the EaP

The FINANCIAL -- The EU and Georgia yesterday held the second meeting of the Association Council, assessing Georgia as “one of the front-runners of the Eastern Partnership”. The Association Council is the highest formal body established under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement to supervise the implementation of the Agreement.

A joint press release said the Association Council positively assessed the significant progress in EU-Georgia relations since the last Association Council in November 2014. “Both sides reaffirmed their continuing commitment to Georgia's political association and economic integration with the EU and acknowledged Georgia's European aspirations, its European choice and the common objective to promote building a democratic, stable and prosperous country.”

The Association Council welcomed the progress made by Georgia towards visa liberalization, as well as in the implementation of the Human Rights Strategy, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.

 The EU reiterated its firm support for the territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.