Foreign Minister: Estonia always supports Georgia’s aspirations to join EU and NATO

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Georgia, Tbilisi, July 13 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /

Estonia has always supported Georgia's aspirations to join EU and NATO, Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the press-conference in Batumi on Thursday.

"We will be glad if an association and free trade agreement is signed with Georgia soon," he said. "I will be glad if for example, I see Georgia tomatoes in Estonia's supermarkets. The free trade will help to this."

He also expressed his hope that the negotiations on liberalization of visa regime with the EU will be conducted rapidly.

"It is humiliating to stand in a queue to visit Finland which is only 80 kilometers from our country," he said. "We know this from our own experience. According to Georgia's decision, Europeans can travel to the country without visa. I hope that the EU will adequately respond to this initiative."
Estonian Foreign Minister also stressed Georgia's contribution to a peacemaking mission in Afghanistan.

"This mission is a very clear investment in security of Georgia, as well as Europe," he said. "All partners should take this into account."

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