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Petro Poroshenko: We Hope That Georgian and Ukrainian Citizens will Enjoy Visa-free Travel in the EU in 2017

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met today with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The parties discussed strategic issues pertaining to the relations between the two countries.

It was emphasized during the meeting that Georgia considers Ukraine its regional partner and is committed to deeper political, trade, economic, cultural, tourism, and other directions of cooperation.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Petro Poroshenko discussed European integration and visa liberalization as top priority issues for Georgia and Ukraine, expressing hope that Georgian and Ukrainian citizens will enjoy short-term visa-free travel in the EU as early as 2017.

It was emphasized at the meeting that 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The parties discussed a plan of different events in this format.

During the conversation, the leaders of the two countries reiterated their support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and Ukraine.

The meeting in Davos was attended by Georgia’s Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Gakharia.