I am Signing Application to Join EU - Irakli Gharibashvili
I am submitting the application for EU membership on behalf of the country, - the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili declared after signing the document for EU membership in the government administration.
"Applying for EU membership is another important step on Georgia's path to European integration - a new stage which, taking into account efforts of our ancestors, is aimed at unification in a common European family. Georgia is a European state;
Our country, throughout its long history, has always belonged to European culture and civilization and even today it makes its valuable contribution to its protection and development. "Being European" is nothing more than a set of values that make up Europe. The history of Georgia itself, which is the history of the struggle for freedom, is a proof that these values are in the nature of Georgian people and, therefore, are inseparable.", noted Irakli Gharibashvili.