Georgia, Tbilisi, November 18 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili today met Siim Kalas, European Commission Vice-President for transport issues.
The sides examined transport projects at the sidelines of cooperation between Georgia and the European Union, the President's Office reported. Particular attention was paid to Georgia's aspiration for Euro-Atlantic structures and integration with the European transport system.
"I know that in transport issues you collaborate closely with Vera Kobalia (Economy Minister). Much has lately been corrected in this direction. The Economy Minister took all your recommendations into consideration. The European Union and the Council of Europe back us in all matters. Catherine Ashton was here two days ago, and Nicolas Sarcozy, who visited us earlier, said we must become a member state of the European Union. The European Union yesterday adopted the historic resolution for Georgia, and all this creates a very good atmosphere for us," Mikhail Saakashvili stated.
For her part, the European Commission Vice-President noticed the substantial progress Georgia has reached and stated that from this point, Georgia is an example amongst Eastern Partnership states.
The sides also discussed plans of to-be development of the transport system. Siim Kalas accentuated air communication.
The meeting was attended by Georgian Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Vera Kobalia and Chief of the EU Georgia Office Philipp Dimitrov.