Georgian president heads for EU Prague summit
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 6 / Trend , N. Kirtskhalia/ Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has already left for Prague to attend the EU summit. Georgia will sign agreement on the Eastern Partnership together with other five former Soviet countries.
The summit is initiated by Czech Republic, which presides over the EU. The summit will be attended by EU member states and six former Soviet countries involved in the Eastern Partnership. The program includes Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Leaders of the 27 EU member states welcomed Belarus' joining Eastern Partnership at Brussels summit in March. The European Commission opened representative office in Belarus and restrictions for Belarus officials were lifted.
The Eastern Partnership aims to involve the six countries to economic, political and strategic sphere of influence of the European Union. The final document of the current summit says EU's task as a part of the Eastern Partnership is to promote "stability, effective administration and economic development of the countries that are of strategic importance for the EU."
Brussels promises the "six" free trade, economic assistance and regular defense and security consultations. The EU also offers to design and sign agreements on strategic energy partnership.