The FINANCIAL — Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze held a meeting with Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations and Thomas Mayr Harting, Managing Director of the EEAS at the European Commission, who arrived in Georgia for a two-day working visit in Georgia.
The sides discussed priorities of Georgia-EU bilateral co-operation paying special attention to the importance of developing in due time the Association Agenda and the Single Support Framework which will allow Georgia to successfully carry out reforms under the Association Agreement, according to MFA of Georgia.
The Georgian side welcomed the fact that EU assistance is focused on economic development, support for small and medium-sized businesses and the formation of vocational education system, which is fully in line with the Georgian Government’s priorities.
The sides underlined the necessity of completing procedures necessary for granting Georgia visa-free travel in the shortest possible time. The importance of strategic communication in terms of promoting concrete results on the path of European integration was also highlighted. The sides exchanged their views on the importance of the fifth Eastern Partnership summit scheduled to take place in Brussels, on 24 November 2017.
The sides spoke about the security and human rights situation in Georgia’s occupied territories, including restriction on free movement of people. Mikheil Janelidze expressed his gratitude for the European Union’s active involvement, including in the Geneva International Discussions. The EU delegation reaffirmed the European Union’s firm support for Georgia’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.