European Commission fully supports unconditional visa liberalization with Georgia, – Minister of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker declared during his meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
President of European Commission emphasized that new conditions will not be set forth prior to provision of the visa free regime for Georgia, since the Government, with the support of Georgian population, has fully implemented the Action Plan on visa liberalization (the VLAP).
Giorgi Kvirikashvili expressed gratitude to Jean-Claude Juncker for his personal contribution in successful finalization of the visa liberalization process. The Prime Minister and the president expressed hope that the process will be successfully terminated during the upcoming months and citizens of Georgia will be enabled to conduct short-term visits to the EU member countries.
The President of the European Commission was also interested in the 4-point reform plan of the Government, which prescribes profound changes in the areas of tax, education, infrastructural and governance reforms.
The sides discussed the occupied territories of Georgia. The Prime Minister of Georgia updated the President of European Commission concerning the possibility of conducting so-called “Referendum” on the territory of occupied Tskhinvali and urged him to consolidate international community regarding this issue.
President of the European Commission once again expressed his support to territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.