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Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:00

EU-Georgia ties heading towards a new format

EU-Georgia ties heading towards a new format

“We started talks about a special format of cooperation with the European Commission in the beginning of this year and today we are here in Brussels for the first meeting discussing concrete initiatives that will further boost EU-Georgia relations”, Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, said at the joint press conference with Jean-Clause Juncker, President of the European Commission.

“During today's meeting we shared to the President and Commissioners our vision on reforms and concrete proposals, which will deliver concrete results in specific sectors. Right now, Georgian Ministers are discussing details with the Commissioners in separate meetings”, the Prime Minister of Georgia said, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the press office of the Prime Minister of Georgia.

“But, I think, we can already say that we are generally in line with the Commission on advancing our cooperation in several key directions. Further enhancing EU-Georgia trade and promotion of Georgian export to the EU market is another area, where EU will continue assisting Georgia. This will be a great platform to support SME development with existing wide capacities. Connectivity, energy efficiency and green economy are areas, where we shall continue working together with the EU to deliver concrete results.

“Today's meeting evidences that we assign very high importance to our partnership and it applies to both sides - Georgia and EU”, Jean-Clause Juncker said.

According to Jean-Clause Juncker, it is a partnership, which has been evolving for a long time. “We share a common history and geography. I believe we have common commitments to make substantial steps forward, carry out reforms in Georgia and our support will be even greater. Since 2014 we have allocated financial support of over 90 million Euros for the efforts carried out by the Georgian authorities and significant support will be earmarked for Georgia in the nearest future”, Jean-Clause Juncker said.

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