Irakli Gharibashvili: The European perspective and the European path are the choice of the Georgian people - as for the question of how soon we think Georgia will join the EU, this does not depend on our desire, we will do our best to achieve this as soon as possible

We have a specific plan on how to transform, modernize, develop and carry out reforms in the country, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili said at a press conference after meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

As the Prime Minister explained, the European perspective and the European path are the choice of the Georgian people.

In addition, he added that a historic decision has been reached, when Georgia received the European perspective.

"Our Government is consistent when it comes to joining the European Union. The European perspective and the European path are the choice of our people. It is a path and process that is irreversible and our government has accelerated it as much as possible in the last few years. I would like to remind you that our government has signed the Association Agreement and we have adopted a visa-free regime.

Now, at this historic time, a historic decision was reached when Georgia received the European perspective.

As for the question of how soon we think Georgia will join the EU, of course, this does not depend on our desire, it is a process that we all follow with maximum responsibility. We understand that it is impossible to speed it up, there are certain criteria that we have to fulfill. It is necessary to prepare our country for the day when we become a member of the European Union.

We have a specific plan on how to transform, modernize, develop and carry out reforms in the country. This is related to the implementation of 12 recommendations, which will allow us to receive the status of a European candidate. We will do our best to achieve this as soon as possible," said the Prime Minister.

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