Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 18
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Brussels hosted a meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, where Georgian Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze made her first speech.
In her speech, the minister mainly emphasized the priorities of Georgia's European integration agenda, its further plans and goals given the progress achieved at the Vilnius summit.
The minister once again confirmed Georgia's aspiration for integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures. This is the cornerstone of domestic and foreign policy of Georgia.
Panjikidze stressed the firm commitment of the country's leadership to promote the introduction of European values and will continue the democratic reforms at a great pace in accordance with the agenda of European integration.
The minister briefly familiarized the European parliamentarians with the country's progress in political and economic reforms, including in strengthening of democracy and the rule of law, protection of human rights, promotion of business and ensuring the social welfare.
Panjikidze paid a particular attention to the situation in Georgia in terms of security and the importance of the EU's role in promoting stability.
After her speech, the Georgian FM answered questions of European parliamentarians.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.