European integration – national idea supported by 85 percent of Georgian population

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Tbilisi, Georgia, May 21
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The European integration is a national idea supported by some 85 percent of the Georgian population, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said.

He made the remarks during the meeting of Georgian government delegation with the board of the European Commission.

Georgia's prime minister said the year of 2014 is of historical significance, as the association agreement with the European Union will be signed on June 27.

"On behalf of our country's government, I would like to say that I'm infinitely glad to participate in this unprecedented meeting together with the members of the cabinet headed by me. We are ready to study, to be actively engaged and discuss the opportunities for the current and future cooperation."

"We are the representatives of the country, where the European integration - the national idea - is supported by 85 percent of the population and all main parties in the country. This makes Georgia a unique ally for the Eastern Partnership in the whole region," the prime minister added.

Garibashvili underscored that the government's strategy in the spheres of human rights and the social and economic development until 2020, fully complies with the obligations envisaged by the agreement.

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