Foreign Ministry: EU experts positively assess Georgia’s activity on visa liberalization
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 12 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
EU evaluation mission gave positive assessment to Georgia's activity on liberalization of the visa regime, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili said on Saturday in Tbilisi after the meeting with representatives of the evaluation mission.
The goal of European experts' visit is the assessment of conclusion of visa liberalization action plan's legislative phase.
Beruchashvili said the experts got a very good impression of Georgian side's work.
"I hope that these results will be presented in the evaluation document, which we are expecting for November. Our colleagues from the European Union noted that this will be a significant step taken by Georgia on the path of liberalization of the visa regime," Beruchashvili said.
Action Plan, handed over to Georgia on February 25, consists of two phases and four blocs, which are related to the issues of documentation safety, control of borders and migration policy, public peace and security, foreign policy and protection of human rights.
Georgian citizens will be provided with a possibility of a visa-free travel to the Schengen Agreement area countries in case of the successful completion of both phases and after conducting corresponding internal procedures by the EU, as well as adoption of a political decision.