In Brussels, Garibashvili, who is on a working visit, met with European Council President Charles Michel. According to the government, the main issue to be considered was Georgia's application for EU membership and granting the country candidate status.
"During the meeting, the sides discussed in detail the process of reviewing Georgia's application, including the European Commission questionnaire, both parts of which were filled out by Georgia ahead of time, as well as Georgia's progress in implementing the Association Agreement and implementing democratic reforms.
The Prime Minister noted Georgia's historic choice to return to the European family and in this context stressed the importance of the European Commission's view on granting the country candidate status and the relevant decision of the Council of Europe.
The sides discussed the security situation in the region as a result of the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, including the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia. The Prime Minister confirmed the solidarity of the government and people of Georgia and their unwavering support for Ukraine. According to him, the end of the war in Ukraine is of great importance to everyone and that the consequences of the war will determine the coming times, both for the world and for Georgia.
Irakli Garibashvili thanked Charles Michel for his personal efforts to support Georgia on its path toward European integration," the government said.