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The News in Brief

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Prepared by Messenger Staff

EU Ambassador Pawel Herczynski Confirms Transmission of Government-Approved Action Plan to European Commission for Review and Feedback

Pawel Herczynski, EU Ambassador to Georgia, confirmed the transmission of the government-approved action plan to the European Commission. He mentioned that the European Commission would thoroughly examine the action plan and offer feedback.

"As I have said many times, very openly and honestly, I am an optimist. That is why I am here in Georgia, trying to be part of the Georgian success. As we all know, on November 8, the European Commission gave a positive assessment when it comes to candidate status. Now, the EU's 27 member states will discuss and decide on December 14-15, and I am really happy that the authorities have acted at lightning speed.

I can confirm that the action plan discussed and agreed upon by the government yesterday has already been transmitted to the European Commission. The EC colleagues will have a very close look and will provide feedback. I am very happy that these exchanges are taking place in order not to waste time but to make sure that the reforms are moving in the right direction so that after receiving candidate status in mid-December, Georgia can move to the next steps as quickly as possible to catch up with Ukraine and Moldova," Herczynski said.

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili Meets with New Swedish Ambassador Anna Lyberg

The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili met with Anna Lyberg, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to Georgia.

As per the Prime Minister's press service, during the introductory meeting at the government administration, they reviewed the primary areas of cooperation between the two countries and discussed prospects for enhancing collaboration across various fields.

During the meeting, emphasis was placed on the positive recommendation received from the European Commission regarding the grant of candidate status to Georgia.

Gharibashvili briefed the new ambassador on Georgia's advancements in the journey towards European integration. He also highlighted ongoing reforms and underscored the significance of obtaining candidate status for Georgia.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the new ambassador for backing Georgia's European aspirations and stressed the continued importance of the Kingdom of Sweden's support in this ongoing process.