Margvelashvili pays official visit to Warsaw
By Ana Robakidze
Friday, April 4
President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili is paying his first official visit to Poland. Margvelashvili held bilateral meetings with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski, as well as with the Marshal of the Sejm, Ewa Kopacz and the Marshal of the Senate of Poland, Bogdan Borusewicz.
“I wish to state again my great satisfaction with the fact that the first European visit to be paid by the president of Georgia is to Poland. This collaborates their will to cooperate with Poland and this collaborates the determination that Georgia has to build a very solid track that will bring them to the Western system, to the European project and Euro-Atlantic project,” Komorowski said at the joint press conference held by the presidents.
The President of Poland announced that his country continues supporting Georgian aspirations to join the Euro-Atlantic community and “The signing of the association agreement between Georgia and the European Union is gaining even further significance in the light of the crisis in Ukraine and in Ukrainian-Russian relations.”
“Today the most important goal before Georgia that is supported by Poland is the ambition to sign the association agreement as soon as possible. The signing of the association agreement between Georgia and the European Union is gaining even further significance that in the light of the crisis in Ukraine and in Ukrainian-Russian relations,“ Komorowski stated.
Margvealshvili thanked his counterpart for the support and said “Georgia knows that there is a very sound friend to count upon in complicated situations.”
“We have emphasized with the President that our political relations have been extraordinarily successful. We are firm on our aspirations to join Europe, we are firm on our aspirations to join NATO and we are firm on our bilateral relations, which are leading to a further deepening of these relations,” Margvelashvili said. He said the Polish experience in joining the European Union is a great example for Georgia.
Apart from Georgian-EU relations, the presidents discussed security issues, the Ukrainian crisis and future economic relations.
“I want to underline our readiness to grow economic relations as well and we have talked about new possibilities for business and financial relations between Georgia and Poland,” Margvelashvili said.
Within the visit, the President met with the Georgian diaspora in Poland. It was an informal meeting, where the Georgians residing in Poland held a special reception in honour of the President. Margvelashvili informed them about the current situation in Georgia and focused on the reforms which the government is carrying out.