Irakli Kobakhidze: It takes at least 14-15 years to join the EU, therefore, there is no special urgency - we have an agenda and we will follow all the points

"We have been carrying ourselves with dignity throughout this period, and the result is that for the first time, Georgia has been officially granted a European perspective," Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the Georgian Dream party, told PalitraNews TV.

According to him, the Georgian government has already started discussing the recommendations given by the European Commission and will submit a report by the end of the year.

"We have been carrying ourselves with dignity throughout this period, and the result is that for the first time, Georgia has been officially granted a European perspective. It is precisely the merit of this positioning, as for the rest, let's look at developments. There is a specific agenda. This agenda is already agreed between us and the EU in an official document called the Association Agreement agenda. We have already started discussing these issues, it will continue and we will submit a report by the end of the year, as it is envisaged," said Kobakhidze.

According to the party chairman, it will take at least 14-15 years to join the European Union, therefore, "there is no special urgency" for Georgia.

"It is important for us to be given a European perspective. Accordingly, another step has been taken towards EU integration. This is a very long road. The experience of the Balkan countries has shown that it takes at least 14-15 years to join. Consequently, there is no special urgency. We have a specific agenda, including the implementation of the Association Agreement, and today we are at 45%, we are going to reach 70% in 2 years, we will get to 100% in the next few years. We have an agenda and we will follow all the points," said the majority leader.

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