Membership of Ukraine, Georgia in EU will strengthen stability in region - Shmyhal

Membership of Ukraine, Georgia in EU will strengthen stability in region - Shmyhal

The membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the European Union will strengthen stability in the region, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a meeting with President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili in Kyiv on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister stressed that providing a European perspective for Ukraine and Georgia will make a significant contribution to strengthening stability in the region and to enhancing mutual resilience to challenges and threats, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Government portal.

"We are waiting for the next Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, which should strengthen the political significance of this initiative and fill it with greater strategic content," said Shmyhal.

During the meeting, the parties noted that Ukraine and Georgia have common goals and objectives: restoring the territorial integrity of the countries, ensuring sustainable democratic development and economic growth, full integration into the EU and NATO.

In addition, Shmyhal welcomed the key decisions of the NATO Summit, which reaffirmed the Alliance's commitment to the 2008 Bucharest Summit on Ukraine and Georgia's prospects for NATO membership.

"We hope that our countries will have a clear perspective of membership in the NATO," he said.

In addition, Shmyhal stressed the importance of the Ukrainian-Georgian High-Level Strategic Council, which aims to coordinate the entire range of bilateral relations, as well as to promote the progressive development of strategic cooperation at all levels.

He thanked Georgia for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Shmyhal also reaffirmed Ukraine's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

As reported, President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili was on an official visit to Ukraine on June 23.


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