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Georgia’s PM asks Belgium to accelerate ratification of Georgian-EU deal

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, December 2
The Prime Minister of Georgia has asked his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel, to accelerate the ratification of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, the Governmental Administration has stated.

The meeting was held between the heads of states within the framework of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

The sides talked about Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration and the country's progress in this direction.

On November 12 this year, Italy became the 27th of the 28 European Union (EU) member states to ratify the Georgia-EU Association Agreement (AA).

The Georgia-EU Association deal has now been ratified by European Parliament and 27 of 28 EU member states; Belgium is the only remaining EU country needed to fully ratify the deal.

Belgium’s support for the Georgia-EU deal was crucial, as EU Association deals must be ratified by all 28 EU member states before they can be fully implemented.

Georgia’s AA deal was signed by a Georgian representative and the EU in Brussels on June 27, 2014.