Georgia, Tbilisi, March 29 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Vice Prime Minister, State Minister on Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic Structures Giorgi Baramidze met with European Parliamentary Social-Deputy Chairman Democrats
Hannes Swoboda and European Democracy and Solidarity Forum Deputy Chairman Jan Marinus Viers. Baramidze acquainted guests with the situation in Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and stressed the importance of accessing international observers to these areas and expanding the observation mission.
The state minister also spoke about democratic reforms in Georgia, and measures to promote business and attract foreign investment. He paid special attention to local elections and emphasized the importance of monitoring by international observers during the pre-election period and elections.
The sides also discussed
Georgia's integration into European structures. Baramidze underscored the importance of the Eastern Partnership Project, the simplification of the EU visa regime with Georgia and a free trade and association agreement with the EU.
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