Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 20
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The visit of the European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger clearly confirms the value attached by the EU to deepening of relations with Georgia, Foreign Minister of Georgia Maia Panjikidze said at a joint press conference with Oettinger.
"The meeting was very interesting. We discussed the cooperation agenda with the EU, as well as partnership priorities in energy issues. We have once again confirmed our readiness to timely fulfil the tasks set at the Vilnius Summit and, primarily our goal is to sign the association agreement as quickly as possible," Panjikidze said.
She said that energy is one of the priority areas in relations between Georgia and the EU.
"Mr. Oettinger's visit is the official opening of talks on Georgia's accession to Europe's energy association," the minister said.
Georgia welcomes this fact; it is another important step in the country's integration, Panjikidze added.
"Joining the energy association, Georgia will become a part of the common European area. We are ready to intensify our energy diplomacy in this direction," Georgian FM said.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.