Georgia, Tbilisi, November 4/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The Vilnius summit of the Eastern Partnership is historical for Georgia and we can hope that the Association Agreement with the European Union will be signed during this year, newly appointed Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili told journalists on Monday.
Margvelashvili will officially take office after the inauguration on November 17.
He paid his first foreign visit to Lithuania. Margvelashvili will head the Georgian delegation at the summit of the Eastern Partnership at Vilnius on November 28-29. It is expected that Georgia's Association Agreement with the EU will be initialled during the summit.
"The Vilnius summit is historical for Georgia. Our country made the European choice much earlier after which this choice was gradually institutionalised," Margvelashvili said.
According to the newly elected president, difficult work will follow the initialling of the Association Agreement with the EU.
"We hope that already we will be able to sign this agreement in autumn 2014," Margvelashvili said.
The Eastern Partnership project envisages political and economic rapprochement of six post-Soviet states - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine and Belarus with the EU.