Maggie Kikaleyshvili. Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said in Riga that the political decision on the abolition of visas for Georgia, the EU has already been made, and expressed the hope that By the end of the year All the technical procedures will be completed and Georgian citizens will be able besprepjatstvenno to travel to the European Union.
"All in one voice say that the political decision has already been made, now the main thing - the completion of technical procedures. We hope that By the end of the year We will complete these procedures and the Residents of Georgia will have the opportunity to travel to the European Union without visas, " - said Garibashvili correspondents.
He said that Georgia have done a lot of work Towards the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU and that, according to his statement, notice Authorized European countries.
"We have made an important leap in the last six months. Unfortunately, this process had to start in 2010, at a time when (his) the beginning of Moldavia. Moldova has achieved visa liberalization, because they started this process Earlier us. Very curious about why the previous government (Georgia) have not started this process, " added the Prime Minister.
before the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili expressed the view that the current authorities are not particularly concerned with the question of whether Georgian citizens to make visa-free travel to the European Union, because they quietly have the opportunity to cross the borders of European countries through diplomatic passports.
The summit of "Eastern partnership" held in Riga on 21-22 may. Earlier, the European Commission presented a report on the performance of Kiev and Tbilisi in order to liberalize the visa regime. Review Commission, Ukraine and Georgia have made significant progress Towards the abolition of visas, but they still are expected to do for visa liberalisation lot of work in different areas. The EC also stated that Ukraine and Georgia will not be offered a visa-free regime with EU at Riga summit of the Eastern partnership.