European Parliament ratifies association agreement between Georgia, EU
Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec.18
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The European Parliament ratified the association agreement between Georgia and the EU at its meeting in Strasbourg Dec.18.
It is reported that some 490 MPs of the European Parliament supported the ratification.
The ratification was attended by the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tamar Beruchashvili, Security Council Secretary Irina Imerlishvili, as well as the ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
Before the voting, Giorgi Margvelashvili and Mikheil Saakashvili were introduced to the MPs of the European Parliament. It should be noted that they were equally met with applause.
Ten countries have already ratified the document. These countries are Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Sweden and Croatia.
The European Parliament adopted the corresponding resolution, which contains mostly non-binding recommendations.
It should be noted that the resolution included also the recommendation not to use selective justice against the former leaders of the country, which have done much for European integration.
Georgian president said that December 18 is a historic day and Georgia became even closer to its cradle - Europe, because it is a European country.
Edited by CN