Foreign Ministry: Georgia has much to do before signing association agreement with EU
Georgia, Tbilisi, October 24/Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
Georgia has much to do before it can sign an association agreement with the EU, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said.
"Georgia is proud of the fact that after a month an Agreement on Association and Free Trade with the EU will be initialed in the Vilnius Summit, the minister said on Wednesday after the meeting with the Director of the European External Action Service, Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and the OSCE Directorate Gunnar Wiegand.
"This was the last meeting with Wiegand before the initialing which is another sign of that Georgia has made things right over the last year for the initialing of this document. We speak about technical details, how the ceremony should take place and so on. In addition, there will be a political declaration and we have talked about this declaration, what we want, which articles should be entered in it," Panjkidze said.
According to her, the European Union will observe Georgia, as the initialing must be followed by the signing of the agreement.
"We will not only be closely observed, but also we will cooperate with one another in order to implement everything in accordance to the plan. Therefore, we are concentrated on our "homework"," Panjikidze said.