Georgia, Tbilisi, October 24/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The Georgian government has welcomed a resolution of the European Parliament supporting the initialling of the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU). The resolution emphasises the EU's obligations to the participants of the Eastern Partnership and Georgia's aspirations with regard to European integration.
'The resolution adopted before the Vilnius Summit of the Eastern Partnership is the admission of the progress achieved by Georgia in the way of modernisation and meeting Association demands.
'The document points out that the European Parliament supports the initialling of the Association Agreement in the upcoming summit', a statement from the Georgian government published on Thursday said.
'We warmly welcome the support of the European Parliament to the democratic reforms in Georgia. There is still much to be done and the Association Agreement will play a key role in speeding up and deepening reformation', the statement added.
According to the government statement, the resolution was adopted a few days before the presidential election that will be held in Georgia on October 27.
The Eastern Partnership Programme is a Polish-Swedish initiative under the EU Neighbourhood Policy aimed at improving EU relations with six former Soviet countries Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia. The programme envisages the allocation of 600 million euros to these countries to strengthen state institutions, control borders and help small companies. The founding summit of the Eastern Partnership was held in Prague on May 7, 2009.