Prime Minister: Holding of the free and fair elections in Georgia is primarily in interests of the people
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 3 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Holding of the free and fair elections in Georgia is primarily in interests of the people, Prime Minister of Gergia Vano Merabishvili told Georgian journalists in Brussels after meeting with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and European Commissioner for enlargement and neighborhood Stefan Fule.
"We talked about continuing the reforms, noting that the Georgia remains priorietom integration into European structures," Merabishvili said. He noted that the conversation also touched on free trade, visa-free regime between Georgia and the EU.
"We have noted that we have a great progress in the area of Georgia's associated membership in the EU, free trade and visa-free regime. İt was hoped that by the end of next year, negotiations on these issues are more likely to complete, which will greatly benefit the people of Georgia," - the Prime Minister said.
Merabishvili also said that the meeting discussed the issue of the situation in Georgia's presidential and parliamentary elections on October 1. "Naturally, we discussed the election and agreed that the holding of free and fair elections in interests of the Georgian people, and above all in the interests of Georgia, as the integration into the European structures will give more benefits to the people of Georgia," Merabishvili noted.