Georgian, UK discuss European integration issues
Tbilisi, Georgia, May 8
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and British Foreign Secretary William Hague discussed the issues regarding acceleration of the process of Georgia's integration into Europe in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 8.
The two foreign ministers expressed satisfaction with the acceleration of the process of signing the association agreement between Georgia and EU, Georgian Foreign Minister said on May 8.
"The UK supports this process and was one of the initiators of signing the association agreement in June, instead of autumn. The UK supports Georgia's territorial integrity and its sovereignty," Hague stressed.
British Foreign Secretary pointed out that his visit to Georgia is a part of his tour in the region, adding that he visited Chisinau and Kiev before.
"The purpose of my visit is to support the European aspirations of these countries, since each of these three countries should be a part of Europe," Hague added.
Panjikidze, for her part, stressed that Georgia is systematically and progressively moving towards integration with Europe and nothing can prevent this.
"We appreciate the support of the UK as one of the most important countries in the world, significantly contributing to international security," she said.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.