Lithuanian president calls on Georgia to stay on Euro-integration path
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.28
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has called on Georgia not stay on the path of Euro-Integration and to continue reforms. She said in her interview to the First Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster that Georgia will have to do a lot in order to become an EU member.
"I would like to congratulate your government and the Georgian nation and to say we are ready to move forward on the path of initialling a free trade agreement which in political terms is a great step towards future rapprochement with the European Union.
"If Georgia continues on this path, it could be that this rapprochement will end up in integration. However, let's not be hasty. Talks on membership and the preparation process lasted 10 years for Lithuania.
"Yes, it is really difficult work and you are only in the beginning of this process. There is only one thing that can speed up this process and that is the political will of your leaders and quick fulfilment of your obligations. Many things should be done such as democratisation of society, anti-corruption issues, rule of law and human rights. Lithuania passed through all of this in due course. All this is being done for the Europe, but first of all, this is necessary for Georgia itself," Grybauskaite said.