The FINANCIAL — Delay in release of the report on visa liberalisation is not related to Georgia – Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told journalists, according to MFA of Georgia.
“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.