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Georgia gets positive assessment on implementation of AA with EU

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Wednesday, May 25
Georgiaís implementation of the Association Agreement was positively assessed once again.

The assessments were made during the meeting of Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn in Brussels on May 23.

During the meeting, the European Union (EU) Commissionís decision on the completion of the agreement of ratification was also welcomed.

During the meeting, the hope was expressed that the EU will soon make a positive decision on the short-term visa-free regime for citizens of Georgia.

According to participants, a positive decision will be another important step forward for Georgia to rapprochement with the EU.

The two sides discussed bilateral cooperation in important areas, including ongoing EU-supported projects in Georgia, which contribute to the country, in the institutional as well as economic and business development directions.

Also noted was the importance of the EU-initiated financial instrument for the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA) effective implementation, which will be launched from 26 May.

The EU expressed readiness to additionally support the development of Georgiaís effective governance and governmental institutions.

In terms of sector field co-operation, Georgiaís importance in regard of the transport direction was underlined; the important role of Georgia in the European energy security was also highlighted.

The two sides also discussed regional security and the situation in the occupied regions of the county.