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EU High Representative Mogherini cites Georgia as a ‘close partner of EU’ in her blog summarising 2018

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, January 8
EU High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini has called Georgia “a close and important partner for the European Union” in her recent blog “twelve things to bring with us in 2019”, mentioning the country in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

“In October I had the honor to open Frankfurt Book Fair, the most ancient in the world. This year’s guest of honor was Georgia, a close and important partner for the European Union.

“And it was really moving for me to talk about what binds us together as Europeans, our culture, our identity – or rather, our thousands of identities, which live together as part of a greater European identity,” Mogherini wrote.

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has thanked a “true friend of Georgia,” for her words and support.

“We are grateful to a true friend of Georgia Federica Mogherini for her blog, calling Georgia a close and important partner for the EU, which is a confirmation that the EU-Georgia relations have reached a higher level,” Bakhtadze said.

Georgia was handed over the Guest of Honour status by France at the conclusion of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Since then authors, cultural institutions and artists from the country have been involved in events and showcases introducing the Georgian art and culture to audiences throughout German-speaking countries, in the run-up to the fair.