Georgia tightens visa policy
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 12 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandzhikidze does not rule out the reconsideration of the liberal visa policy with a number of countries.
As she said at a press conference on Tuesday, there was not a migration policy in Georgia, which led to numerous misunderstandings with other countries and individuals.
According to Pandzhikidze, a commission was established under the leadership of the Minister of Justice that will develop legislation on migration.
She noted that this would happen by taking into account the action plan on visa liberalization with the EU.
"Making changes in the liberal visa policy is not ruled out. Georgia has visa-free connections with 121 countries, 114 of the connections are one-sided. This allows the citizens of those countries to stay in Georgia without visa for 160 days," she said.
The minister added that most of those countries not only didn't respond the same way, but it is also unknown whether they took this information into consideration.
"No self-respecting country should do this. So it is possible that this approach will change in relation to several countries," she underscored. "Moreover, neither the tourists nor the investment comes from some of these countries. Aside from that, when there's such a situation in the world, we must strengthen the security of our country."