Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani hailed the Council’s recent conclusions on the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy beyond 2020 as “very important document,” which “will serve as the basis for the forthcoming Eastern Partnership Summit.”
“We have worked very intensively with our partners to ensure that all of our priorities are reflected in this document,” noted Georgia’s chief diplomat.
FM Zalkaliani highlighted that Georgia’s European aspirations, EU’s support to its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its engagement in conflict resolution in Georgia, are outlined among the priorities in the conclusions together with strengthening trade, transport and energy ties, in which the Black Sea region plays an important role.
Welcome FAC conclusions on t/ future of EaP that reaffirm its strategic importance 4 EU reconfirm our Aspirations & t/ pledge 4 further alignment w/EU market. 🇬🇪stays committed 2 goals of EaP &shares call to make this policy more ambitious Looking forward 2 upcoming EaP Summit.
— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) May 11, 2020
“Most importantly, the document says that the Eastern Partnership is of strategic importance to the European Union, and this gives us reason to say that the final declaration that will be adopted at the next Eastern Partnership Summit will be comprehensive and will cover all key areas important for us,” concluded the Georgian Foreign Minister.