With the decision of the European Council, the leaders of the EU member states confirmed that Georgia’s future is in the EU, and Georgia will definitely become a member of the organization.
According to the decision of the European Council, Georgia, after implementing a number of recommendations, will automatically receive candidate status, while Ukraine and Moldova will be granted candidate status subject to the implementation of a number of recommendations.
Giving Georgia the prospect of accession, the EU has recognized Georgia as a European country and acknowledged the progress that has been made in recent years in Georgia-EU relations. Indeed, this result would have been unattainable for Georgia had it not been for the reforms and efforts made by the country in recent years.
The decision of the Council of Europe is of particular importance in view of the challenges that threaten the Western value system and the security of Europe, of which Georgia is an integral part.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the decision of the Council of Europe and the support of the leaders of the member states in this process.
This is a historic moment for Georgia, and from now on, the door to Europe is clearly open for our country.
Committed to common values, Georgia will continue to pursue an ambitious reform agenda with the EU, ensuring Georgia’s final integration into the EU.
Georgia will work actively to implement the recommendations in order to gain the status of a Merited Candidate as soon as possible and regain its place in the common European family.